Starla Jean and her pet chicken, Opal Egg, return in this side-splitting third chapter book, just in time to solve a puzzling mystery that takes them on a chase through the neighborhood!
Have you ever walked a chicken on a leash?
Well, chicken expert Starla Jean will let you know first hand, it's not easy. But that doesn't stop Starla from taking her pet chicken, Opal Egg, and her baby sister, Willa, out on a stroll through the neighborhood.
On their walk, they stumble upon a mysterious bead. And then another! Before they know it, there's a conundrum on their hands, and it's up to Starla and her friends to figure out just who exactly is losing these beads!
Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold is back once more with this irresistible story of a girl, her chicken, and an unfolding mystery, superbly illustrated by A. N. Kang.
Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels (Damsel, What Girls Are Made Of) and children's books (A Boy Called Bat). She lives in Southern California with her family and a menagerie of pets.
A. N. Kang was a product designer for 20 years designing giftwares, jewelries and greeting cards. She also designed holiday installations all over New York City. Her fun side project, a picture book titled ‘The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon’ was published in 2016. Since then, she has been working as a children's book author and illustrator. Her published books include ‘My Big Bad Monster’, ‘Celebrate You!’ and ‘The Squirrel Family Tree’.
"A third entry in this pleasant series that showcases the daily adventures of the ever-curious Starla Jean, with quirky humor, large font, and delightful illustrations." - School Library Journal
"Colorful spot art on every page adds information and comedy to the narrative. Accessible and engaging." - Horn Book Magazine
"An egg-cellent addition to this humorous series for readers en route to early chapter books." - Kirkus Reviews
"An amicable exploit for emergent chapter book readers who are fans of the vivacious hen and her equally lively keeper." - Booklist