Down-to-Read with Daniela: The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

Full Title:
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery

For Ages:

Children’s Literature, Fiction, Humourous, Mystery, Animals

Reviewed and Approved by:
Girl Guides of Canada

Retirement? Pah! Not for this dedicated veteran of search-and-rescue! J.J. Tully is about to embark on his next great case, with the help of two feebly chicks, Dirt and Sugar, “who look like popcorn on legs.” Their two little siblings are missing and J.J is the only one who dares to solve this mystery!

With the unflappable Moosh (chicken mom) by his side, J.J. Tully will take on his nemesis Vince the Funnel (the indoor dog) and save the day in this funny, fast-paced read by New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin.

My Thoughts:
Best known for favourite picture books such as Click, Clack Moo: Cows that type, Wiggle and Bounce, Cronin’s first attempt at a novel succeeds at being both witty and cute. The illustrations by Kevin Cornell are truly one of the best features of this novel. This would be a great spin-off book for dedicated young fans of the humour genre.

Borrow The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery from your local Vaughan library today!

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About Daniela

Daniela is a youth librarian at the Woodbridge Library. Like many of her fellow librarians, Daniela enjoys nature walks, gardening, reading and cat sitting.