Chickens on the Loose
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EVENTS: Online and in-person events with Indies and schools in OR and other.

REVIEWS: Targeted in regional, national trade, and special interest media like Backyard Poultry and Tractor Supply magazine.

ONLINE: Social media posts and YouTube book trailer will be humorous and sharable, including series of funny chicken videos and pun memes (Egg-sactly, Egg-citing, Egg-static, Egg-cetera) and egg-straordinarily hilarious yolks (like these:

PROMOTION: Giveaways on June 3rd, National Egg Day. (Please note there will be no posts on National Fried Chicken Day July 7) and targeted co-promotion with social channels dedicated to raising chickens.

TRADESHOWS: PNBA author feature and galleys and giveaways at BookExpo, ALA, MPIBA, regional library shows, KidExpos, etc.

  • Enthusiastic, experienced, and well-connected author.

  • Quirky, humorous, adorable picture book with regional and national education and gift market appeal.

  • Easy to pair with merch, toys, and learning units.

  • Excellent rhyming read-aloud for storytimes, reminiscent of Click Clack Moo and Sheep in a Jeep.

  • Also portrays counting and basic concepts in animal husbandry.

  • Includes information on how to care for urban chickens and fun facts.

  • Nearly 1 percent of all U.S. households surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported owning backyard fowl in 2013, and 4 percent more planned to start in the next five years. That’s over 13 million Americans flocking to the backyard poultry scene.

  • A 2015 review of 150 of the most-populated U.S. cities found that nearly all (93 percent) allowed backyard poultry flocks. For instance, in New York City, localvores can keep an unlimited number of hens so long as the area is kept clean. (No roosters allowed.)

  • Book guide will be available.

  • Synopsis: A rhyming picture book about urban chickens running rampant all over town.

  • Lexile AD430L.



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Date de parution 10 mai 2021
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781513267258
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 15 Mo

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Text 2021 by Jane Kurtz
Illustrations 2021 by John Joseph
Edited by Michelle McCann
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted
in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written
permission of the publisher.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Kurtz, Jane, author. | Joseph, John, 1985- illustrator.
Title: Chickens on the loose / by Jane Kurtz ; illustrated by John Joseph.
Description: [Berkeley] : West Margin Press, [2021] Audience: Ages 5-8.
Audience: Grades K-1. Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming
text follow a flock of chickens that gets loose and runs rampant through
a city, causing mischief and mayhem. Includes information about keeping
chickens in an urban environment.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020046905 (print) LCCN 2020046906 (ebook)
ISBN 9781513267241 (hardback) ISBN 9781513267258 (ebook)
Subjects: CYAC: Stories in rhyme. Chickens--Fiction. City and town life--Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Classification: LCC PZ8.3.K957 Chi 2021 (print) LCC PZ8.3.K957 (ebook) DDC [E]--dc23
LC record available at
LC ebook record available at
Proudly distributed by Ingram Publisher Services
Printed in China
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Published by West Margin Press
Publishing Director: Jennifer Newens
Marketing Manager: Angela Zbornik
Project Specialist: Micaela Clark
Editor: Olivia Ngai
Design Production: Rachel Lopez Metzger
Jane Kurtz
Illustrated by John Joseph
For my Portland neighbors (including sisters) - thanks for the eggs,
the compost, the soothing sounds, and the stories of escaped chickens. - J. K.
For Jacob - thank you for the discerning eye. - J.J.

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