Monday, February 14, 2011


This is the story of a very special and remarkable chicken that is born on a ranch. When his mom was hatching a clutch of eggs, all the chicken were exactly alike except for the last one. This one has only one wing, one eye, one leg and half a beak and everybody calls him Half Chicken/Medio Pollito.
His mother tucks him under her wings to protect him cause she thought he was helpless, but he wasn’t. Medio Pollito yearns for adventure, and one time he told his mom he wanted to travel to Madrid to meet the king.
All the barnyard animals didn’t think he could make it, but this time his mom encourages him to do it! -“You can do anything you want if you put your mind in it” – she said, and Medio Pollito set out for Madrid. It was obvious that Medio Pollito was a very self-sufficient and independent chick.
A very old spanish legend adapted by Eric. A. Kimmel, illustrated by Valeria Docampo. Illustrations are very colorful. Wonderful read aloud for children all ages.

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