Sunday, January 13, 2008
Big Mama, obviously a grandmother, tells a young African American girl not to chase chickens. But of course she does it anyway, because it's fun and because she has her sights set on catching "Miss Hen." Wonderful figurative language and bright collage spreads make this a delight to read. The rural setting won't be familiar to most kids, but they will identify with this mischevious little girl, who, in the end, finds a good reason to give up her chicken chasing ways.