The unbeatable mother-son team of award-winning and bestselling author Jean Van Leeuwen, whose Oliver and Amanda Pig books are a children's literature staple, and her son, up-and-coming illustrator David Gavril (Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise), have created a charming picture book very much in the spirit of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type". Rumor has it that Mrs. Farmer is making chicken soup, so the chickens are on the run - except for poor Little Chickie, who has a bad cold...she hides in the hayloft and in a milk pail and amongst the sheep, but each time her sneezing gives her away. Can she keep ahead of Farmer? And could it be that the rumor is wrong?
Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than thirty books for children. Her Oliver and Amanda Pig easy-to-read series, launched in 1979, is still growing. Her recent picture book, Benny and Beautiful Baby Delilah (Dial, 2006) received a starred review in School Library Journal.