|Pages/Publication Date:||12 / 2007|
When hungry Higgly Hen gets up from her nest to look for a snack, her half-hatched eggs run away on their little legs, in this book for prereaders by the illustrator of the contemporary classic, The Gruffalo. Even as the frantic mother hen hunts for her chicks, though, the outcome is never in doubt, because she will be helped by the cat, the pigs, and other farm friends. German illustrator Axel Scheffler's textured gouache paintings of these adorable animals and their cozy barnyard are complemented here by his lighthearted, rhymed text. Best of all, an audio button is also built into the book—on any page, just press it to hear Higgly Hen cluck!