The Chicken Thief, by Beatrice Rodriguez

Running through the forest, scooping up the fieldmice...

There’s been an awesome wordless book trend, and this is without a doubt my favorite of those that came out last year.

The Chicken Thief, by Beatrice Rodriguez, published by Enchanted Lion Press, May 2010.

A chicken is stolen underneath the noses of her barnyard friends (and protective rooster partner) by a fox. A chase ensues, with a surprising ending that is a joy to watch as it unfolds. Loose, colorful, evocative illustrations, reminiscent of William Steig and Quentin Blake.

More pictures from inside.