2016 Winner: Children's Science Picture Book
A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl, by Robin Page. Beach Lane Books, 2015.
In A Chicken Followed Me Home, Robin Page, who earned the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for a book in collaboration with her husband and frequent writing partner, answers questions that young readers might have about chickens: What do they eat? How many different kinds of chickens are there? Though its concept is simple and its subject is familiar, the book is elevated by accessible and interesting text and illustrations that are both artistic and scientifically accurate. Page’s first solo book as writer and illustrator captures the reader’s attention throughout its 32 pages and serves as a strong model for presenting nonfiction content to very young readers.
About the Author
Robin Page grew up on a farm in Caswell County, North Carolina, with dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, and a horse. She currenly lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and frequent collaborator, Steve Jenkins. Together, they've written 16 books, including the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail like This?, Move!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World, which won the 2009 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books for the Best Science Picture Book.