[T]he children drew pictures
of their chicks to post on the walls. All
of the other children’s pictures were cute
and yellow and very much alike. Sally’s
“Good work, children,” said Mrs. Henshaw. “Now let’s
investigate what our little chicks like to eat.”
“Mine likes seeds!” said one boy.
“Mine likes beetles!” said another.
“Mine is trying to eat the other chicks,” said Sally.
One of these chicks is really not like the others. But every time Sally tries to point this out, her teacher simply tells her not to be difficult. While the teacher’s careful refusal to acknowledge the elephant (dragon) in the room is increasingly absurd, Sally begins to love her “chick” despite the many challenges it presents.
Ultimately, this sweet, dryly funny book is about differences, unpredictability, and loving the one you’re with.
Author: Michelle Knudsen
Illustrator: Andrea Wesson