Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia

Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia

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2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Prize for Excellence in Science Books finalist, Children's Science Picture Book category

2021 Premier Anderson Award winner, Best Nonfiction category

[Chickenology] has found a prominent place at my farm in the book shelf where we keep our favorites books-- Isabella Rossellini

Chickenology takes young readers on a fascinating and informative tour of chickens. With a playful tone and irresistibly charming illustrations by rising star Camilla Pintonato, this lively visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory. Discover the incredible variety of chickens with different origins, breeds, and feather patterns. Learn incredible facts: did you know that chickens can learn to count up to four and have excellent hearing? Many even like to listen to music!

A great educational book, covering:
- Different breeds of chickens, like Padovana and Silkie
- The difference between roosters and hens
- How chicks are formed in the egg
- Chickens sounds and noises
- Chicken anatomy and feather anatomy and colors
- Chickens and eggs around the world
- Chicken history and folklore
- Raising chickens at home
- Chickens as pets

Chickenology is the perfect animal book for nature and animal loving young readers, chicken enthusiasts, chicken farmers, and pet chicken owners alike!

Prepare to be fascinated by the varied world of chickens, presented here in charming detail....Endearingly dubbing chickens 'irresistible companions, ' this educational overview of all things chicken is bound to hatch some new enthusiasts.--ALA/Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Author: Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Published: 02/02/2021
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.19lbs
Size: 11.40h x 8.40w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781616899080
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Booklist 01/01/2021 pg. 58
School Library Journal 01/29/2021 pg. 1

About the Author
Barbara Sandri is an environmental activist and a pioneer of backyard chicken keeping. Her chickens are named Guerra, Pace, Traita, Rina, Ciuffina, Pitta, and Beppa. Sandri is based in Livorno, Italy.

Francesco Giubbilini combined his passion for communication and backyard chicken keeping by founding, together with Barbara Sandri, the first Italian website dedicated to chickens and eggs, Everything about Chickens (www.tuttosullegalline.it). Giubbilini is based in Livorno, Italy.

Camilla Pintonato is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Venice, Italy. She studied illustration at Mimaster in Milan and completed her master's degree in editorial design at ISIA in Urbino. Her books include Full Moon, Detective Mole, and the forthcoming title Pigology.