Reference: Polacco, P. (1992). Chicken Sunday. New York: Scholastic.
Brief Annotation: This story is about a group of neighborhood kids that are accused of something that they did not do. Although they did not do what they were accused of, the kids decided to make the hat maker decorated eggs just like their grandma used to make. The hat maker is so amazed by their eggs, he allows the kids to sell the eggs in his store. To end the story on a happy note, the hat maker does something for the neighborhood kids that touch their hearts.
Grade Level: 1st– 3rd Grade
Readers who would like this book: I think readers who enjoy reading stories about friendship and teamwork would enjoy this story. It also incorporates some interesting history on decorative eggs, which could spark interest for some students.
Rating and Response: I would rate this book a 5/5. I thought the storyline was interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed reading about the decorative eggs as well as how the kids make things right with the hat maker.
Text-Dependent Question: What did the hat maker give to the kids after they sold their eggs in his store?