On the 9th Day of Christmas my Librarian got me to read...
BIG CHICKENS FLY THE COOP
by Leslie Helakoski
The four fowls in this delightful book agree that they should always stay home where it's safe "except…we've always wanted to see the farmhouse." Every time they venture out they meet with an obstacle and end up scurrying back to their coop. They almost give up, but decide that chickens can be "loud and dirty and wild." With determination, they make a pell-mell, treacherous dash through the field and arrive, at last, in front of the farmhouse. The surprise ending is perfect and made me roar with laughter since I have a dear friend with a terrible sense of direction.