Celebrate National Poultry Day with I Got a Chicken for My Birthday

By Kayla Hechsel, Editor

I Got a Chicken for My Birthday: picture book for National Poultry DayWhat would you do if your grandma gave you a chicken for your birthday? Well, that’s exactly what the main character in Laura Gehl’s hilarious picture book, I Got a Chicken for My Birthday, has to figure out. She quickly learns that her chicken isn’t satisfied with eating chicken feed and laying eggs—this chicken has a plan, and a big personality! In a starred reviewKirkus called the book an “utterly seamless blend of story and art is an ingenious treat for all ages.”

As it turns out, having chickens as pets isn’t so strange—two of our staff members here at Lerner own chickens! In honor of National Poultry
Day, author Laura Gehl asked Nich on our production team and editor Shaina’s 11-year-old daughter Lene what it’s like to have chickens. Read More