Who's Next Door

Who's Next Door

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Baker & Taylor
When Owl moves in next door to Chicken, they must find a find a creative way to enjoy each other's company despite their different schedules.

Perseus Publishing
Chicken is thrilled when he finds out someone new has moved in next door. His quiet house deep in the woods can be lonely sometimes, and it would be so much fun to have a friend! But Chicken never catches so much as a glimpse of his neighbor, despite many days spent waiting, pacing, and knocking. As it turns out, his neighbor, Owl, has been doing the same thing, yearning to meet Chicken only he’s been doing it at night. It's not until after the two exchange notes and mix up plans for a visit, each using his own definition of tomorrow,” that they meet fortuitously and find a creative way to enjoy each other’s friendship despite their different schedules.

A comical look at nocturnal and diurnal creatures, this simple story explores the concept of opposites in a smart, subtly funny way. Kids and adults alike will have fun anticipating the punch line, hinted at through the mix of traditional and comic panel-style artwork. Through its fun, heartfelt look at the anticipation that comes with new friendships, this book celebrates the fact that even those as different as night and day can form a special bond.

Publisher: Toronto : Owlkid Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781771470711
Branch Call Number: JX FIC KIS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 21, 2019


kimrae Dec 20, 2014

A fun, cute story about meeting new neighbor's and about assumptions. Owl and Chicken come up with a great communication tool! Fun illustrations.

MariePat Dec 18, 2014

Early morning chicken and late night owl live next door to each other, but never meet. One day they come up with a unique communication device to finally talk to one another. Cute story with simple illustrations. Teaches about color and animals.

MissJeniferStoryTime Oct 23, 2014

A great humorous tale of trying to get to know your neighbor. It has just enough dramatic tension to be captivating, but is a sweet and simple story of problem solving and ultimately overcoming differences--told in a way that will have you smiling and chuckling.

This book made me smile! Getting to know your neighbors can be a difficult thing as chicken learns. Chicken tries and tries, but the new neighbor does not have the same schedule; he's an owl. Of course, they don't know this and both are worried. Good communication saves the day and the two finally meet. They don't get to see each other often, but learn that they can talk all the time if they are creative. A fun choice for grades K-2.

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