Thursday Treat

I just finished this book:


And I loved it! I think you will, too. Even if you aren’t fond of chickens, you will fall for Sophie Brown’s chickens. They are, well,  the title of the book says it all: unusual. And so is the enterprising and industrious Sophie, who misses her Abuelita so much after the Brown family moves onto the farm left them by Great Uncle Jim, that she writes frequently, even though it’s unlikely even Gregory — mail person extraordinaire– can deliver the letters. (What is the zip code for heaven?)

This copy was provided by the publisher and I would love to share it with someone. Leave a comment below and I’ll select a name on Sunday!

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  1. Dori Butler

    I sat next to Kelly at the last Inside Story. Or maybe it was pizza BEFORE Inside Story. At any rate, her book looks as delightful as she is!

  2. Claudia

    My youngest daughter loves chickens. Since we couldn’t have a real chicken running around in our apartment we bought her a brown puppet chicken. She loves it and am sure she would love this book too.

    • Kirby Larson

      Elizabeth, if I don’t hear from you soon, I’m going to draw another name!

  3. Allison Jackson

    “What is the zip code for heaven?” Love that line. It alone makes me want to read this book. The fact that you recommend it doesn’t hurt either.

  4. Ro Menendez

    The title of this book reminds me of Freya the chicken with her zebra stripes feathers in Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen. I’m not sure how I feel about real chickens, but I love chickens in stories!!!

  5. Jennifer

    I would love to have this for my classroom library!!! I have read it and think it would be great for my group of kids!!!

  6. Olivia Arakawa

    We are building a chicken coop! I look forward to reading your new book.

  7. Heather Piercy

    Would love to have this for a library read aloud. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Krista D

    You can’t help but to root for Sophie and chickens in this book! A great middle grade read.

  9. Jana Eschner

    Looks like an awesome book! Would love to share it with my 5th grade students. Thank you for this opportunity! Kids win when you give away books!

  10. Kirby Larson

    I assigned every comment a number and, using a Random Number generator came up with 13 which was Elizabeth’s number! Woo-hoo for Elizabeth! If you could email me at with your mailing address, you will soon have Kelly’s book in hand.

    Thanks to all for participating!

    • Allison Jackson

      Lucky Number 13! Congrats, Elizabeth! And thanks, Kirby, for the book recommendation and giveaway.

  11. Kelly Jones

    Just wanted to say thank you all (and especially Kirby!) for your Unusual Chickens enthusiasm! It’s been so neat to see readers enjoying my book.

    Elizabeth, I hope you and your girls love it too!

  12. Kirby Larson

    I never heard from Elizabeth so I redrew names and Emily was the lucky winner! Email me at with your address, Emily, and your copy of Kelly’s book will be soon winging its way to you!