Janet Stoeke has written a whole bunch of these inviting books about a silly chicken, and I love them all. The illustrations are bright and appealing, the writing is excellent, and Minerva Louise is sort of unforgettable. She’s naive and sweet, maybe a little on the dense side, which to me feels about right for a chicken.
In this installation, Minerva Louise is puzzled by the appearance of numerous eggs around the farm. “Some of them are so cold they’re turning blue,” she explains to her chicken friends, exhorting them to leave the hen house in order to warm up these poor eggs. Ray thinks it’s funny when Minerva Louise tries to talk to a chocolate bunny and a box full of reserved marshmallow peeps.