Holly Berkley is the author and illustrator of the book, Mommy, Me & My Chickens
and is one of Tilly’s Nest’s newest sponsors. Up until recently, keeping backyard chickens was outlawed in the town where Holly lives near San Diego, California. Recently, backyard chickens became legalized and Holly could not resist getting a flock of her own. She was inspired by her family’s journey in keeping and raising backyard chickens that she decided to pen a children’s book.
When I received the book for review, I gave it to one of my toughest critics, my five year old daughter. She brought it over to her big brother and they read it together. They both commented that the story was cute and were eager to point out that we too have had similar experiences. It was nice to have made that connection. Holly’s story touches upon incubators, hatching and hatch rates, the brooder, chicken diet, composting, eggs, free ranging, dust baths, the chicken coop and nesting boxes.
The book is very colorful and her drawings are whimsical. Holly does a fantastic job sharing just enough information to little ones about chicken keeping. She keeps it simple, yet covers all the basics. There is even a glossary and chicken fact section in the back. This book is perfect for families who have not yet started chicken keeping. It is also perfect for classrooms hatching their own eggs. I would recommend this book for ages 8 and under. Mommy, Me & My Chickens
would be well suited in preschools and elementary schools. It would also make a great gift for any chicken lover who has little ones around.
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This contest ends on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm East Coast Time.
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Photo Credit: Holly Berkley (book cover), Tilly’s Nest