Book Review: Patricia Polacco’s Chicken Sunday

Posted July 14, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

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Book Review: Patricia Polacco’s Chicken Sunday

Chicken Sunday


Patricia Polacco

fiction, memoir, non-fiction, picture book that was published by Puffin Books on February 9, 1998 and has 32 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Keeping Quilt, Pink and Say

A children’s story of tolerance and reaching out.

In 1992, Chicken Sunday won the California Book Award Silver Medal for Juvenile.

My Take

This was so sweet. You can’t help but fall in love with a gramma who practices what she preaches. One who opens her heart and yet knows when discipline is necessary, when a lesson must be taught. It’s a two-way love and the gist of this story.

A loving gramma who opened her heart and home and encouraged the children to open theirs.

A hatmaker who was open to truths and his own heart of gold.

The Story

Stewart and Winston are brothers to a little red-haired Russian girl, and they happily share their gramma, Eula Mae Walker, with her. Sometimes on Sundays she would go to the Baptist church with them and follow it with a fried chicken dinner.

They love Gramma so much that the threesome decides to find a way to let her know how much they love her.

The Cover and Title

The cover has a white background with the children’s clothes sketched in outline form and their faces and hair done in pastels. Gramma is in full color in her softly vibrant pink dress and framed by the loving children.

The title is accurate as most Sundays are a Chicken Sunday. Dang, I’m getting hungry just thinking about that chicken!