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Author A. Ziggy Book Teaches Children and Adults to Value and Appreciate Farm Animals and Their Products in Her Newly Published Picture Book, "The Hen House"


New Colorful Storybook Highlights All in a Day's Work for Chickens

Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

“Which comes first: the chicken or the egg?” This perennial question arouses the curiosity and imagination in children and engages the more philosophical reflections in adults. With her trademark creativity and simplicity, A. Ziggy Book, author of several children's storybooks, publishes an endearing and colorful new picture book that may not directly give the answer to the question, but will offer readers a more valuable insight in The Hen House.

Book's story is another delightful tale set on a farm where all the farm animals live quite a familiar and familial way of life. This time, this brand new tale brings to the center stage and into the limelight all in a day's work for farm hens and roosters. The day kicks off as Fred the Rooster flaps his wings and crows thrice, calling for the hens to “Rise and shine!”

The dutiful hens go about their daily routine of scratching the dirt and picking every kernel of wheat. Then off they go to their nests to lay eggs. Their job may look quite monotonous and simple, but it can be dangerous as well. Sly Mr. Coyote is stealthily spying them always and could jump right in for the kill at any moment. It is Fred the Rooster's job to keep that from happening.

The Hen House may not give the elusive answer to the riddle, but nonetheless, it gives children and adults a food for thought on the how and where their daily eggs for breakfast comes from. It teaches them to value and appreciate the farm animals and their products that are almost always taken for granted.

This book will be featured at the 2013 Michigan Reading Association Book Exhibit in Grand Rapids, MI, on February 20, 2013.

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About the Author
A. Ziggy Book is a farm wife most of her life and enjoys writing stories based upon farm animals and experiences she had on the farm. Now retired, she fills her time writing children's farm stories and participating as an active member of the local writers club. Adeline has always loved writing for children. She currently resides with her husband in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

The Hen House * by A. Ziggy Book
Publication Date: October 9,2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-47972-739-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-47972-742-1

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