Chicken Licken Sample
This page features a sample of Chicken Licken, retold for children aged six and above by Books for Learning.
Chicken Licken was a very honest1 bird. But she was not very clever. One day she was standing under a big oak2 tree, looking for seeds to eat, when an acorn3 hit her on the head.
‘What was that?’ she wondered. There was a big lump on her head.
She thought and thought about it. And her thoughts were a little bit like this:
‘What could fall from above? The sky is above. Is there anything else above? I can’t think of anything else. Then it must have been a bit of the sky that fell on my head…’
Chicken Licken did not think of the oak tree above her, and all its acorns, because she forgot to look.
- honest—this means she always tells the truth. Sounds like ‘on-est’.
- oak—sounds like ‘oke’.
- acorn—a nut that grows on an oak tree.