Chicks Rule! (Hardcover)

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In not too subtle of language and illustrations Bardhan-Quallen shows how “chicks” can persist when one is denied entry to the rocket club with a sign stating, “NO CHICKS ALLOWED.”  Many chicks ban together to create their own rocket and blast the chick into space.  “Chicks can conquer anything.”   The sign is changed to “Everyone Allowed!!”  This book comes at a particularly  appropriate time when recently a female astronaut was denied her scheduled walk in space due to the lack of space suit that fit her.

— Shirley Mullin


A celebration of girl power and community action, author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrator Renée Kurilla’s picture book Chicks Rule! is the playful, diverse, victorious anthem chicks everywhere will love.
All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything!
Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to change the rules. Along the way, she meets other chicks who are just like her: passionate and determined.
From Soccer Chick to Science Chick and Wordy Chick to Yoga Chick, these chicks aren’t willing to take “NO” for an answer. They rally together, march to the barn at the center of town, and—when they hear “NO” once again—chart their own path forward (or, rather, up, up, and away!).
“A fun and lively read-aloud about empowering girls, and a splendid example of what a community can accomplish when everyone is included.” —School Library Journal
Also available:
Chicks Rock!

About the Author

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, and Chicks Rule! She lives in New Jersey with her family.

Renée Kurilla is the illustrator of many books for children, including Chicks Rule! and Chicks Rock! She is the author-illustrator of One Springy, Singy Day. Kurilla was a lead artist at FableVision Studios for nearly 10 years. She lives just south of Boston with her family.

Praise For…

"Appropriately for her theme, Bardhan-Quallen's rhyming text has the rhythmic quality of a chant. Kurilla supplies paneled pictures of stubby little chicks of many colors, all frowning adorably with determination...  There's no questioning its energy. I am woman, hear me peep."
— Kirkus Reviews

"A fun and lively read-aloud about empowering girls, and a splendid example of what a community can accomplish when everyone is included."
— School Library Journal

"The upbeat tone will speak to all, as will the inclusive message that the chicks tape to the control panel of their rocket ship: 'Everyone allowed!'"
— Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419734144
ISBN-10: 1419734148
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English
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