Sonya's Chickens book
Sonya's Chickens book inside detail
Sonya's Chickens book inside detail
$ 17.00

Phoebe Wahl

Sonya's Chickens

4 reviews


We first learned of this book when it was gifted to our daughters a few years ago. It remains in reading rotation even though they are now 9 and 11 years old! The illustrations are gorgeous and message, timeless.

A beautifully told story about love, loss and the circle of life from Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award winner Phoebe Wahl. Warm, nostalgic illustrations capture the earthy feel of this book about a little girl's chicken who is stolen by a fox.

Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg! One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.

  • 8.25 x 10.5"
  • Hardcover, for ages 4-8 years.


  • 8.25 x 10.5"
  • Hardcover, for ages 4-8 years.

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22 November 2021

Favorite children's book

Our whole family loves this book. It's simple, sweet, has beautiful illustrations, and elegantly handles a difficult life lesson.

Sarah V.
United States United States
19 March 2021

Excellent book

This is a beautiful book, both in story and illustrations. I appreciate that the family is a bi-racial family, and that this is just part of the story and normalized. The illustrations are exciting to look at, with lots of color and texture. And the story has an underlying theme of the interdependence of all of nature.

Anna S.
United States United States
04 January 2021

Beautiful Art and story

Beautiful art. Sweet story. It definitely forces me to grow as a parent in having tough conversations about the circle of life. Quick delivery as always.

Sarah P.
United States United States
05 November 2020

Great purchase

My 5 year old loves this book!

Catherine R.
United States United States