A delightful children's picture book told in rhyme about fun and exciting chickens. This book has colorful pages with funny and engaging prose and fun facts about chickens themselves to engage young readers to learn about them.
It is just a few days before Easter and Grandma needs her three noisy chickens to lay lots of eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt that she holds in her garden every year at this time. She is both cross and sad when, each day that she goes to the pen, she sees there are no eggs for her to collect. Oh dear! she sighed, There are no eggs today. I need lots of eggs by Sunday, .. Because its Easter Day and you all know that we do something very special every year to celebrate. When Easter Day arrives there are still no eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt and all the children are disappointed ..Until, that is, they go into the garden and get a much unexpected surprise!
Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.
Journals are a fantastic way to express your creativity - and this cheeky chicken will make you smile. A nice compact size makes it easy to carry along. The 100 page format includes blank pages for sketching or doodling, followed by lightly-lined writing pages for personal reflection. Featuring the artwork of Shelly Hawley-Yan of OnDragonWingsStudio.com this pretty little sketching journal should be tucked in somewhere and carried everywhere - in case inspiration strikes!
When Julia Hollander agreed to buy her small daughter a rabbit, she had no idea that she would end up with two hens as well. Finding herself at the wrong end of a very steep learning curve, she then had to master the many skills of hen husbandry in short order, from what to feed them to how best to fox-proof a small urban garden. Chicken Coops for the Soul is a record of the five years of trial and error that ensued, in which Julia charts the joys, challenges and inevitable moments of disappointment of allowing your life to become dominated by poultry. Fascinating and entertaining by turns, this is a book that will prove invaluable to the aspiring keeper and remind chicken aficionados why they became hooked in the first place.
If there's one chef who can create 100 chicken recipes, it is Ainsley Harriott. In his second book in the My Kitchen Table series, Ainsley showcases an incredible range of flavours, cooking styles and dishes using the nation's favourite ingredient, chicken. From an oven-baked harissa chicken with cumin sweet potatoes to chilli chicken burgers and soy-poached chicken breasts with pak choi, who knew chicken could be so exciting? This is a must-have cookbook for everybody who likes chicken.
This dictionary is the ideal supplement to the German/English Dictionary of Idioms, which together give a rich source of material for the translator from and into each language. The dictionary contains 15,000 headwords, each entry supplying the German equivalents, variants, contexts and the degree of currency/rarity of the idiomatic expression. This dictionary will be an invaluable resource for students and professional literary translators. Not for sale in Germany, Austria or Switzerland
The office can be a dangerous place. The same old daily routine has a tendency to reduce any inspiration for fun or imagination into tedious cubicles and spreadsheets. This is precisely the situation in which Doug Savage found himself. His creativity waning away under fluorescent lights of his office job, he finally discovered his own personal antidote: doodling some cheeky chickens on yellow sticky notes. He began uploading these drawings to his Savage Chickens blog in 2005, and over 18,000 cartoons later, his chickens are as clever—and absurd—as ever. The Savage Chickens must too contend with their mundane office environment, but with a little help from their favorite colleagues and friends, it’s not difficult for them to find diversions (read: trouble). From pirates and time-travelers to Middle Earth and M.C. Hammer, from the most sinister Happy Bear you’ll ever meet to Marketing Chicken who is always attached to his martini, the Chickens’ puns and wordplay will constantly thwart your expectations in surprising and humorous ways. This e-book original collection is not just an assortment of Savage’s very best cartoons, but his very very best cartoons, composed of the wittiest, most memorable drawings to date. Bring it along on your commute to work, and suddenly the office might not seem like the death of amusement after all.
In homes around the country, parents are fighting a difficult battle: trying to get their picky eaters to eat healthy foods without ruining family mealtime. We all know that it is critical for kids to develop sound eating habits at a young age to set them up for a lifetime of good health. However, as any time-crunched parent will tell you, it is all too easy to give in to your child's refusal to eat anything but chicken fingers and French fries. Children's food expert Annabel Karmel is here to help with 135 fast, yummy, and nutritious recipes that will tempt even the fussiest eaters. In The Fussy Eaters' Recipe Book, Annabel shows how to sneak fruits and vegetables into child-friendly recipes to boost their nutritional content. Her Bolognese pasta sauce is packed with five different kinds of veggies -- and tastes just like the kids' menu favorite. But Annabel also believes that it's important for kids to learn to actually like healthy meals. An expert on the mind-set of fussy eaters, she provides sound strategies that can coax even the pickiest child to try new foods. You'll be amazed that salmon, sweet potatoes, and even spinach can develop into foods that your child will want to eat, and before you know it, mealtime will actually be something the whole family looks forward to. In The Fussy Eaters' Recipe Book, you will find: - Healthy versions of junk food classics - Simple, easy-to-prepare food that the whole family will enjoy - Nutritious snacks to entice even the fussiest eaters - Recipes for gluten-intolerant children - Delicious and nutrient-packed desserts
Introduces the cooking of Texas, and provides recipes for barbecue, Tex-Mex dishes, chili, and ranch foods, as well as main and side dishes, breakfast foods, snacks, beverages, and desserts.
Rails Trails and Other Tales weaves the reader through the romance and adventure of hopping freight trains and being out in the wilderness. Along with others, there are stories of dogs, ducks and commentaries on the misunderstood mule. Stories lived and stories handed down, kept alive with the telling and given longevity with the pen. Adventure and experiences through which the reader can get an idea of how life in the open and on the move can get into ones psyche to the point that wondering becomes solace to a wayward spirit. Some experiences in life we pursue and acquire, others just come along and happen to us when we put ourselves in their paths. Either way experiences and adventures are elements in life that give substance to our memories. We may not be able to experience all we wish, but we can, visit some experiences lived by others. You, reader may not be able to wander in the fi rst person but here you can sit back and do some arm-chair wandering and have a look at some other tid-bits of life. Also you may get a little look into what can happen sometimes when one just casts his way into the winds of chance. Meynardie
What could be a more fun and delicious way to celebrate American culture than through the lore of our favorite foods? That's what John T. Edge does in his smart, witty, and compulsively readable new series on the dishes everyone thinks their mom made best. If these are the best-loved American foods-ones so popular they've come to represent us-what does that tell us about ourselves? And what do the history of the dish and the regional variations reveal? There are few aspects of life that carry more emotional weight and symbolism than food, and in writing about our food icons, Edge gives us a warm and wonderful portrait of America -by way of our taste buds. After all, "What is patriotism, but nostalgia for the foods of our youth?" as a Chinese philosopher once asked. In Fried Chicken, Edge tells an immensely entertaining tale of a beloved dish with a rich history. Freed slaves cooked it to sell through the windows of train cars from railroad platforms in whistle-stop towns. Children carried it in shoe boxes on long journeys. A picnic basket isn't complete without it. It is a dish that is deeply Southern, and yet it is cooked passionately across the country. And what about the variations? John T. Edge weaves a beguiling tapestry of food and culture as he takes us from a Jersey Shore hotel to a Kansas City roadhouse, from the original Buffalo wings to KFC, from Nashville Hot Chicken to haute fried chicken at a genteel Southern inn. And, best of all, he gives us fifteen of the ultimate recipes along the way.
Marty Leigh has wanted to go to sea ever since he was a boy growing up outside the Queen Victoria Markets. Despite his fathers misgivings and insistence that Marty learn a trade, Marty is determined to see his dream come true. When he is nearly seventeen, Marty takes the first step and signs up to be a deck boy. Now all he has to do is wait. Two weeks later, Marty receives a call that he is to set sail on the SS Barwon immediately. With his young heart beating wildly, his blood racing through his veins, and his suitcase held together with a leather strap, Marty climbs his first gangway and begins a new life. All the union asks of him is loyalty in exchange for dignity, strength, and close association with his own kind. As Marty attempts to acclimate to life at sea, he has no idea that one day far into the future, he will walk down his last gangway as a bitter, disillusioned man irrevocably changed by the sea. In this historical tale, a teenager embarks on a remarkable coming-of-age adventure where he quickly learns that it is not he who controls his destiny, but the sea.
Everyone’s favorite veggies with wedgies are back...and ready to rock in this rollicking board book about the Elastic Band and their big new hit, “Doin’ the Wedgie!” It’s time for Farmer John’s annual talent show, and the Veggies with Wedgies are all set to perform their favorite underwear song as the Elastic Band. But the only way their rendition of “Doin’ the Wedgie” will come in first place is if they crack the competition. As they take the stage, they realize they have a lot riding on their performance…but first their underwear is riding up! Will the Veggies get all bunched up? Or can they snap out of it and pull into first place? Pairing the timelessly funny topic of underwear with an entertaining lesson about wiggling your way out of any situation, this wedgie-tastic tale will appeal to children transitioning out of diapers as well as to those who are already rocking their big kid underwear.
Sooty & Snow is a fun and colourful book about boundaries based on the true story of an adventurous chicken who insists on finding ways to get to the other side of the fence.Will Sooty realise the fence is there to keep her safe and that home really is best?