I don’t know who is more excited to get children’s review books in the mail; me or the kids. We just can’t wait to all sit together and read it and as much as I love my Kindle app on my iPad I still love to read a “real” book to my children. We recently received The Chicken Problem and we read it through 2 times right in a row it was so good. It is about a little girl named Peg who likes to solve problems and she also loves pie. One day her Cat and a pig from the farm set out to have a pie picnic in the sun. Everything was perfect; Peg had a piece of pie just her size, Cat had a piece of pie just his size and Pig had a piece of pie just his size. There was just one problem there was a little piece of pie that had no one next to Cat. Peg didn’t like that so Cat went and brought back a tiny little chick from the chicken coop to have a piece of pie with them. Everything would have been perfect but Cat left the door to the chicken coop open and now there were 100 chickens dancing, doing flips, doing the chicken dance and just making Peg freak out. So Cat comes to the rescue again and finds the perfect way to get them all back and for them to finally have their pie picnic with just one tiny chick. If you are looking for a great book to share with your little ones, The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Bily Aronson will not disappoint.
BILLY ARONSON’S plays have been produced frequently by Ensemble Studio Theatre and published in five volumes of Best American Short Plays. His writing for the musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for Rent, and the book for the Theatreworks USA musical Click Clack Moo. His TV writing includes scripts for MTV’sBeavis & Butt-head, Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sesame Workshop’s Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures, and Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets!, for which he was head writer and won an Emmy Award. He is presently working with artist Jennifer Oxley to turn Peg and Cat into a television show. Billy lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lisa Vogel and their offspring, Jake and Anna.
JENNIFER OXLEY was born in Hollywood, California, and made her first film at the age of seven. She’s the recipient of an Emmy Award for her role as director on Nick Jr.’s Little Bill. Most recently she created the look and animation style for the award-winning television series The Wonder Pets! Jennifer has directed over 15 short films that have been screened at festivals around the world. Her most recent film, The Music Box was just acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Jennifer lives and works in New York City as an independent filmmaker and artist. She’s currently creating a television series with writer Billy Aronson for PBS Kids.