I adore the little chicks in this book. When their mothers leave to collect food for the chicks, they worry. They cry and wonder when their mothers will come back, and what will happen if they don't. The chicks work together and make a plan but before they know it, their mothers come home. Anthony (the narrator chick) finally tries to eat his food like his friends, "all by myself."
I thought this book was simply sweet. The illustrations are cute and have a lot of texture and depth to them. The story flows nicely and even the youngest children will be able to follow along and enjoy this book.