Submitted by Ms. Carol!
The Loopy Coop Hens: Pip's Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke is a story of three hens who want to see the world. The chickens are ready for some adventure, or so they think. They watch every day as the farmers truck drives away and, of course, they are curious. They wonder where the truck goes and what the world looks like beyond Loopy Coop Farm. One day they decide they are going to climb in the truck and go for a ride. However, Pip climbs in and Midge and Dot chicken out. Pip starts to get really scared when he realizes that he is all alone and he hears the truck start up. He closes his eyes and when he opens them again he is still at the farm but he thinks he has been on a ride. He is very proud of himself until his friends tell him that he never went anywhere at all. They tell him the truck never moved. But his friends still make him feel brave and Pip decides he would rather just stay at the farm than see the world. In the end Pip, Midge, and Dot decide a wheelbarrow ride is much better than a truck ride and they can see all they want to see from right where they are. See this book listed in our catalog