Those who have been following my blog know that I often choose books to review that I find unique. Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman (2011, Viking) definitely qualifies as unique. The text is simple, moves the story along nicely, and neatly wraps it up at the end. You’re wondering, “what’s so unique about that?”. It’s how the story is told that’s unique. The story is about a little white chicken. What is special about this chicken and all of the characters in the story is that they are part of an illustration that comes to life. The illustration is unfinished and the little white chicken wants to help. What happens next is a complete disaster. Did the little white chicken fix things before the picture got ruined? You’ll have to read the book to find out. Blue Chicken is truly an enjoyable and unique picture book. Artists and art enthusiasts will appreciate the unusual perspectives in some of the illustrations. Kids will find this book to be just plain fun.