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Kids Fiction 189
delightful picture book about friendship and following your dreams
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
CHICKS ROCK! is a fun picture book about friendship, reaching for your dreams, and embracing your strengths. Rocker Chick loves to bawk'n'roll, and she dreams of one day being a rockstar. Before she knows it, she gets an invitation to headline a big wing-ding, and she is excited to perform. When she gets to the stage, she realizes that she is nervous. Luckily, she has brought along her crew, and they know what to do! Each chick uses their skills to help Rocker Chick put together the best show possible. When the big day arrives, she is again nervous, but with the reminder that she has the support of her friends, Rocker Chick heads out on stage and totally rocks!

What I loved: This was a really delightful story about friendship, support, and following your dreams. Told in rhyme, this was a story that rolled off the tongue and was so fun for children to listen to. The plot is really cute, and I appreciated all the chicken-related puns throughout that added to the giggles. The storyline contains a lot of great themes about understanding your strengths, helping your friends, the importance of support, and reaching for your goals. Rocker Chick's nervousness will be relatable to readers and also brings messages about how to deal with stage fright - support, preparedness, and a dose of a bravery.

The illustrations are full of colors, adorable characters, and great details that make for a really entertaining read. Combined with the rhyming text, this is a series I could definitely see going far.

Final verdict: A charming picture book, CHICKS ROCK! is a delightful story about friendship and reaching for your dreams with bright and detailed illustrations and rhyming text. Recommend for toddlers through elementary school aged readers.
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