Disclosure: I received this complimentary product (Chickenology) through Raincoast Books.
Did you know that I love chickens? I think chickens are such neat birds and they come in so many colours, sizes, feather styles, and temperaments. You’ll get egg layers, meat birds, and dual purpose. Chickens that lay eggs of many colours, and chickens known for their parenting abilities. Chickenology introduces us to those birds and so much more. Come! Let’s delve into the ultimate encyclopedia of chickens!
What do you get and who produced Chickenology?
Chickenology: The ultimate encyclopedia was produced by Princeton Architectural Press. It has a completely different look and style than the other Chicken book I’ve reviewed called Backyard Chickens. The aim of Chickenology is to touch on a number of different areas with chickens from all around the world, that live for a variety of purposes. Wild and domestic chickens are featured. Written with children 5-9 years old in mind.
- Discovering the World of Chickens (11 subsections)
- What’s a Chicken made of (11 subsections)
- The Egg Up Close (5 subsections)
- Chickens and Humans (8 subsections)
- A world of Chicken Breeds (5 subsections)
73 pages that are well coloured with a good sized font for reading. This book one in the farm animals series. A wonderful hardcover that is oversized but comfortable to hold. Chickenology is written by Barabara Sandri and Francesco Giubbilini and cheerfully illustrated by Camilla Pintonato. My review copy comes from Raincoast Books.
Getting More Specific
Check out the colours and the variety in these chickens! Small chickens, large chickens, all kinds of chickens!
As you browse through the pages you’ll see the development of a chick into an adult, see how big (or small) chickens are, explore their feathers, discover different comb shapes, poultry diseases, and the many ways to cook eggs up!
Chickenology provides lots of room on their pages for illustrations, lines, and text. Nothing feels crowded and lots of colour will draw your attention. I love the details provided on most pages about different features, such as this one about a chicken feather.
What do I think of Chickenology?
Would I call Chickenology the ultimate encyclopedia of Chickens? Not really, I didn’t find all the information accurate. BUT it is a fun read, an interesting read, and I learned a few things new about chickens! AND it is a very good start!
If you are doing a project about chickens, this lovely tome by Sandri, Giubbilini and Pintonato will come in handy. Or if you just want to have fun and learn some interesting facts about chickens, you’ll enjoy it.
Did you know that chickens have played an important role throughout history being featured in stories, being used as symbols, and feeding large portions of the world’s population. I’d be curious to know more, aren’t you?