Chicks and Salsa

27 Apr

Chicks and Salsa

written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Paulette Bogan (2005)


Rooster has a plan. The chickens are tired of feed, the ducks are tired of fish, and the pigs are tired of slop. Rooster convinces them to prepare a Mexican feast with chips and salsa, guacamole, and nachos. Fiesta – Ole! Unfortunately for them, the farmer and his wife have the same idea and have used all the garden vegetables for their dinner. But have no fear, Rooster doesn’t give up so easily… he’s now reading a French cookbook – Ooh la la!

Aaron Reynolds and Paulette Bogan work together to concoct a spicy international feast for the reader. Pick up a copy to enjoy today. And just in case it whets your appetite for your own Mexican feast, there are recipes at the end of the story for Hog Wild Nachos, Quackamole, and Rooster’s Roasted Salsa. Ole!

6 Responses to “Chicks and Salsa”

  1. Patricia Tilton April 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM #

    What a fun story! Great way to encourage new foods and cooking.


  2. KidLitReviews April 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM #

    I’ve not red this one but love Aaron’s stories, even when I mix him up as the illustrator as I did in the Carnivores post. 😦


    • Juliana Lee April 28, 2014 at 8:22 AM #

      Hahaha, I caught that but didn’t want to call you out on it. But yes, he is fantastic. (And he can probably draw too!)


  3. Muttering Retreat April 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM #

    I always love books that incorporate recipes.


    • Juliana Lee April 28, 2014 at 8:24 AM #

      It makes it ‘real’ for many kids too. I know my own kids and my former students always wanted to cook whatever recipes were at the end of a book too. Some of our favorites were Thundercake and Stone Soup.


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