One of the things I love about being a book blogger is that sometimes I'll receive copies of books I never would have bought for myself but ended up enjoying anyway because I was lucky enough to try them in a no risk way (i.e. for free). FOR CLUCK'S SAKE is one of those books. A trivia book about chickens? What? Also, what? But to my surprise, it was actually pretty fun. I had no idea that there were so many different breeds (and some of them look so funny!), or why eggs are different colors, or that egg-laying is triggered by the stimulation of a gland through light passing through their eye. (Moral of the story: don't look at the sun, you might get pregnant.)
Obviously with a book like this, where the premise is a bit one-note, there's a risk that you might get bored. Luckily, at just under 100 pages, I think this book is the perfect length, stopping just before the concept wears thin. The pictures of the chickens are of good quality and I especially liked the fluffy little chicks. If you know me at all, you'll be aware of the fact that I am solidly #TeamBabyAnimal. This would be a fun book to give a child, or a good White Elephant Gift for the holidays - especially if you work somewhere with a lot of animal lovers.
Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy!
2.5 out of 5 stars
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