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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Chuck the Rooster Loses his Voice by Sigal Haber is set against the backdrop of a farm. Chuck the Rooster has been sick for a week now, his voice is weak and he can barely open his beak. All the animals wonder what has happened to him. Doctor Owl comes to check on him and says Chuck's vocal cords are worn out and he needs some time off. Animals on the farm are wondering who will take Chuck's place to do his duty. They decide to have a singing contest. Will they be able to find a replacement for Chuck the Rooster or will Chuck recover to take his position soon?
The story is insightful and clever and will help children be imaginative when it comes to handling and solving problems. Written in a verse format, the story has a good rhythm and lilt while reading. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they breathe life into the scenes and characters. The author conveys the messages of teamwork, friendship, and responsibility deftly through this story. It is an excellent book for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries because of the educational message it conveys. Parents can use it for bedtime story-telling too. Children need story books like this to help them to be more imaginative, creative, and responsible in their thinking. The book enhances the vocabulary of young readers and guides them on how to be good in management and organizational skills.