Rocker Chick loves to jam out alone in her room. She strums her guitar and belts into her tailfeather brush. But she’s too chicken to perform for a crowd. When she’s invited to play a big show at the local barn, Rocker Chick isn’t sure she’s brave enough to take the stage. Thankfully, her peeps have her back.
Each bringing their own strengths and skills, Rocker Chick’s friends help her find her inner rock star and step into the spotlight. This celebration of courage and commitment shows just how much friendship 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.