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Waiting for Chicken Smith

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Waiting for Chicken Smith
Written by David Mackintosh
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536207712
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Waiting for Chicken Smith

author/illustrator: David Mackintosh

Every year a young boy stays in the same cabin at the beach with his family. And every year his friend Chicken Smith stays in the next cabin over. But this year, something’s different: Chicken Smith hasn’t shown up yet. The boy’s little sister, MaryAnn, keeps trying to get his attention, but he’s too busy remembering all of his adventures with Chicken Smith — and thinking about everything they’re going to do this summer. Is Chicken ever going to show up? And just what has MaryAnn been yelling about? David Mackintosh’s ode to small summer wonders will make readers of all ages open their eyes to the quick, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments happening all around them.

A story about childhood friendships, anticipation, and the magic moments that arise while you’re waiting for something else to happen.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $21.99
1536207713 /  9781536207712
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 1/16" x 9 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Family; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
David Mackintosh loves books with pictures in them, flying, visiting cities, and being read to. His picture book Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.
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