Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer


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This book is very diverse.  On page 7 there is a reference to a multi-racial person being "brown".  The mailman is black.  
The first illustration appears to show a white dad and black mom but the references to relatives (abuelita, Tio Fernando and Sophiecita) imply a Hispanic culture.  All of these references are subtle and not directly addressed.  Also, on page 196, "Jane from the feedstore...introduced us to her girlfriend..."

Round 1 Questions


In what book is there a moving company
named "U-Schlep"? 


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer"
(first drawing after title page) 
 
What book starts with a business letter
requesting a catalog?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 1) 
 
In what book does a character think of their grandma
when they hear a typewriter?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 6) 
 
What book gives the advice not
"to tell people what you think while you're angry"?

 
"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 9)
 
In what book do we learn the difference between
a highway and a freeway?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 13) 
 
In what book does a character wear a whistle for safety?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 15) 
 
In what book arre there more than twenty tires in the yard?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 17) 
 
In what book is an animal compared to Anne Frank?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 75) 
 
In what book does a villain drive an orange pickup?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 87) 
 
In what book does a character make
a comic strip about animals?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer"
(pgs. 139 - 140) 
 
In what book does a family have a dance party?


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 149) 

From what book is the motto, "Sometimes people
just need a little time to figure out what's right"? 


"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" (p. 191) 


Round 2 Questions

 
In "Unusual Chickens", does Sophie pass
the chicken quiz the first time she takes it?

 
yes
(pgs. 61 - 64)
 
What kind of feed is recommended
for Henrietta in "Unusual Chickens"?


layer crumble
(p. 66) 
 
In "Unusual Chickens", why should feeders be raised?


so chickens don't poop in them (p. 67) 
 
In "Unusual Chickens", why do chickens need
fresh water at all times?


they dehydrate easily
(p. 67) 
 
In "Unusual Chickens", why do chickens need grit?


because they don't have teeth (p. 68) 
 
In "Unusual Chickens", why should you avoid giving
strong-smelling foods to chickens?


because it might flavor the eggs
(p. 69) 
 
What did Sophie cook for her parents
before the dance party in "Unusual Chickens"?

 
migas
(p. 148)
 
What kind of bird caused Sophie to worry about her chickens when she was on a bike ride with Chris?


a hawk
(p. 166) 
 
What color was Mrs. Griegson's truck?


orange (p. 168) 
 
What is the name of the mailman in "Unusual Chickens"?


Gregory 

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