Chicken Lily may be a lot of things--a careful colorer, a patient puzzler, and a quiet hide-and-seeker (she never made a peep!)--but brave has never been one of them. That's why, when a school-wide poetry jam is announced in class, Lily is terrified. Will she sound like a bird brain?Although Lily's friends Baabette and Pigsley try to encourage her, Lily feels like a rotten egg. Finally, Lily realizes that she must put her best claw forward and prove that even chickens aren't chicken all the time.
Lori Mortensen has written over 70 books. An award-winning writer for children, she is best known for books including "Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg" and "Cindy Moo." She and her family live in Northern California.Nina Victor Crittenden is a new talent who has illustrated "Cedric and the Dragon," written by Elizabeth Raum. She and her family live in Minnesota.