Lily's tenacity, resourcefulness, and creativity solves her family's latest quandary.
This story takes on an adventurous twist as the family teams together to reach an end goal. Ultimately the theme represents the determination and fun a family can experience together.
Story takeaways: When there's a will, there's a way. When you fall, get back up.
"It's not how you drive (or ski in this case), it's how you arrive!"
A Note From the Publisher
Her first book titled "Chickens Don't Wear Tutus!" was published in 2021. This story is about the same chicken family. Her purpose for writing and illustrating is to provide children with a moment of joy.
Outside of writing, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
"In this clever tale it's the littlest chicken who demonstrates if there's a will, there's a way!" –Tish McFadden, author of Song of the Redwing, Voice of the Wetlands
“It's a humorous story about a little chicken trying something new and unusual to solve a problem. Colorful illustrations make it a charming book for little children." –Andrea Tripke, author/illustrator of Miranda, Queen of the Broken Toys
“These cute, recognizable characters are both motivational and inspirational.” –David Radman, author of When Grandpa Gets Going
Average rating from 17 members
This is such an adorable tale of a chicken that won't give up. It shows that grit and determination pay off, and was cute to boot! I particularly enjoyed the support the chicken received from the parent chickens, and the purposeful repetition of language while they try something new. Overall, a cute and catchy book for little ones.
Chickens Don't Ski! is a picture book about some chickens who want to go to the winter festival in town, but it's too far for them to walk in so much snow. Lily, the daughter, decides to craft some skis to carry them into town. Upon their first trial, they discover they aren't great skiers, BUT they did make it all way to town so problem solved! Cute, simple illustrations make this book a good option for very young children.
Lily wants so badly to see her friends at the winter festival in town, but a snowstorm makes walking impossible. Resilient Lily doesn't let that stop her, though! She fashions skis and the family sets off, even though chickens don't ski--yet!
This is a sweet tale about being brave and challenging your expectations of yourself. The story encourages readers to try new things and experiment with possibilities, which is a great message for young readers. The illustrations are super cute too! This would be a fun circle time read for pre-K and early elementary.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is an unique children's book with bright cheerful picture and no words. My daughter was able to tell a complete story about winter festival and the chick on skis.
I guess it's true when they say "a picture is worth a thousand words"
Update: the publisher was kind enough to send me the correct version with words. I'll update the review as soon as my daughter reads it.
Chickens don’t ski but chickens can learn! Lily and her parents won’t be able to go to the Winter Festival because of the deep snow. Resourceful Lily finds wood, fashions skis and even rescues her mother and father after they both fall in the snow. It’s a short, simple story about Lily’s accomplishments and is enhanced by delightful illustrations. A chicken on skis will make all young children smile. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Black Rose Writing and Laura Willingham for this ARC.
Cute little tale about some curious chickens trying to get through the snow storm to their winter festival
Lily is a sweet little chicken whose heart is set on attending the annual Winter Festival in her town of Blue Ridge with her family. She's very excited because she lives far from town and she misses her friends. It begins to snow very heavily so her parents decide that the snow is too deep for them to get there by walking.
Poor Lily is devastated. Does she have to stay home and miss such a fun event and her friends? No way! Using ingenuity and her genius she crafts a way to make it happen. She finds some long pieces of wood in the outside workshop and fashions them into skis which enables her family to traverse the snow. There are a few mishaps along the way and once again it's brave little Lily chick to the rescue.
This is a sweet inspiring story of trying something new, problem solving and never giving up. The illustrations are adorable and simple. I love how Lily's parents support their daughter's cleverness and stick together to give her a wonderful day at the festival. Even though chickens don't ski... in this story they really can and successfully do. The life lesson the author leaves you with is when you fall get back up and go for it!
I love the positive message of the book and I highly recommend it.
Chickens don't wear skis is a cute picture book about determination. When Lily is told they can't go to the Winter Fest because if the snow, she doesn't give up, she works until, she comes up with a solution. The story is short but entertaining, and the pictures are engaging. I think kids will love it! This is the second book about Lily, so I will have to go back and check out the first one. Thank you to NetGalley for a free ebook ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review.
This is a cute book about a chicken who is prevented from attending the winter festival because of too much snow. The plucky chick creates some skis so her family can get to the festival. Fun fact - chickens don't ski. This would be a really cute board book.
I thought that this book had some lovely cute illustrations, they are simple, but fit the story perfectly.
Chickens Don't Ski! is a picture book about some chickens who want to go to the winter festival in town, but it's too far for them to walk so far in the snow - the book has a great theme of determination and it was a good one to read with my daughter as she found it to be quite funny too.
It is 4 stars from me for this one, a nice book, quick to read and easy to follow - highly recommended!