Don't Count Your Chicks

Don't Count Your Chicks

By: Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Ingri d'Aulaire
Published by: Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc
Publication Date: 1943

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All the fun of living in the country with cats and dogs, cows and pigs and lots of chickens is reflected in this new picture book by the creators of Ola, Abraham Lincoln, The Star Spangled Banner, and other childhood favorites.

It is the story of the old woman who counted her chickens before they were hatched—her little red house, her dog, cat, rooster, and hen, and her wonderful schemes that were shattered along with her eggs.

A modern American folk-tale, Don't Count Your Chicks combines the familiar charm of a proverb and story that belong to all countries with a background and a chuckling humor that are wholly American. Based primarily on a poem by Hans Christian Andersen, this new picture book by the d'Aulaires is written and portrayed with a laughing warmth that makes it different from anything the famous artists have ever done.

Winners of the Caldecott medal for their Abraham Lincoln, Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire are making a lasting contribution to the heritage of their adopted country with their picture books which interpret the real America.

Crayon lithographs in four colors and black and white on stone.

From the dust jacket
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