The Trouble With Chickens

The Trouble With Chickens J J Tully is a former search and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives So he s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and S

  • Title: The Trouble With Chickens
  • Author: Doreen Cronin Kevin Cornell
  • ISBN: 9780061215322
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • J.J Tully is a former search and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives So he s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar who look like popcorn on legs and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J begJ.J Tully is a former search and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives So he s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar who look like popcorn on legs and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J begins to track down clues Is Vince the Funnel hiding something Are there dark forces at work or is J.J not smelling the evidence that s right in front of him

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    1. The Trouble With Chickens (J.J. Tully Mystery #1) by Doreen Cronin is such a cute story that even I enjoyed it. It is about a retired search-and-rescue dog that lives on a farm now, chickens that have him on a mission to find lost chicks, and a sneaky inside dog. It is clever, funny, and very witty. I couldn't help but smile several times throughout the book. Well written, fun book for kids. This should be a movie for kids! It would be adorable.

    2. I got this book from the library because I thought it might appeal to some of the Primaries, newly hatched readers who are now studying things that hatch. It seemed a perfect match, but this title, "The Trouble With Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery," like some of Cronin's other work, suffers from confusion of audience. In tone and language, this book wants to parody Raymond Chandler's "private dick on a case." However, I suspect that few children of Primary age are familiar with "The Long Goodbye, [...]

    3. Just as Click Clack Moo (as brilliant as I find that book) raised questions about how many young readers would be familiar with typewriters, so this novel raises the question with regard to detective fiction (a question it shares with the Chet Gecko series). I don't necessarily have a problem with parodying adult genres in children's lit, but it seems like you'd want to pick a genre kids are likely to be familiar with through TV or movies. Nevertheless, I don't have that problem - I've read Raym [...]

    4. This is a fun mystery for kids. The narrative is entertaining and has a bit of a hardboiled edge to it, with some acerbic wit and wry commentary. The story is told from two perspectives, the detective (J.J. Tully) and his foe (Vince the funnel). The first time we noticed the change in perspective, we were a bit confused, but then we realized that the icon at the top of the page at the beginning of each chapter marked the switch in narrator and we were better prepared for the shift as we continue [...]

    5. The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin is an adorable children’s chapter book. J.J. Tully had a fantastic career as a search and rescue dog, and from the start of the story, he is currently enjoying retirement. As this is a story, we know things don’t stay quite so peaceful for J.J. One day two chicks, Dirt and Sugar, and the mother hen, Hazel, come to J.J. asking for help in tracking down the missing siblings with the promise of a cheeseburger for a reward.Read the rest of my review by [...]

    6. I read this a long time ago but forgot to add it. It's good for kids around second grade who want a mystery and like animals. Fans of Butler's Buddy Files series will also like this.

    7. This was a short and fun read with all the elements of a typical mystery novel. The story is told from JJ's hard-boiled point of view, and involves a cast of characters made up of dogs and chickens. There's a lot of humor here, and I recommend this for all ages. There are many illustrations, and the story takes place over 4th of July weekend, so this could be a fun, shared read to while away a hot summer afternoon. The spoilers below are character notes for our OBOB team.(view spoiler)[Jonathan [...]

    8. I received an Advance Reader's Copy of The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin through Librarything's Early Review program. I was not compensated for my review.I was both excited and wary about reading this book. I love Doreen Cronin's picture books: Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type and Diary of a Worm are two of my favorites. Yet, I wasn't sure how her creative picture book style would translate to chapter book format.She handles the transition beautifully. This is a book that will have appea [...]

    9. Doreen Cronin, author of Diary of a Spider, breaks into chapter books with the fast-paced, funny The Trouble with Chickens. J. J. Tully is a retired search-and-rescue dog now living out in the country with his trainer who finds retirement less than restful when a chicken named Millicent drags him into a case. Two of her chicks are missing, and Millicent is insistent J.J. find them even if the mother chicken doesn't have a clue what a dog charges for work (A hint is that chicken feed won't buy a [...]

    10. J.J. is a retired search-and-rescue dog that now spends his days lazing about on the farm with his trainer, Barb.  This is far from his idea of a perfect life, and he finds himself frustrated and bored more often than not.Enter Moosh, a mama chicken with a mystery to solve, and her two feisty chicks -- all birds that won't take no for an answer.  What follows is a fast-paced whodunnit style mystery complete with an intriguingly named villain (Vince the Funnel) bent on causing problems for ever [...]

    11. Jonathan Joseph Tully, a retired Search and Rescue dog, is hired by worried mother Millicent to find her two missing chicks, Poppy and Sweetie – but this SAR mission is not as simple as it seems. The Trouble with Chickens is the kind of book that will make you stop and read aloud hilarious sentences to anyone nearby. Cronin has taken a very simple missing-child mystery and turned it into something much denser. Younger readers may not fully appreciate all the humor of J.J.’s detective style, [...]

    12. I chose this book because Paige stated that she liked animals and mysteries. "The Trouble With Chickens" has both. It is a cute story that keeps you guessing "whodunit" until the end. There are animals that can relate to any friends you may have, a mother hen (literally), an evil doer and our hero. Just reading the back of the book is book hook enough. "It was a hot, sunny day when I met that crazy chicken" but I'd tell Paige that the mystery moves along so quickly you won't want to put the book [...]

    13. Move over Sam Spade! Make way for Jonathan Joseph Tully (J.J. for short), retired search-and-rescue dog. J.J.'s reputation as a problem-solver sends Moosh, a chicken with a big problem, his way. Try as he may, he can't get rid of the determined mother hen, so they come to an agreement. He won't work for children feed, but he will work for a cheeseburger. Moosh has a missing chick, and J.J. sets out to find it, running "afowl" of a scheming dachshund along the way.Young readers won't find a singl [...]

    14. "Illustrations large and small are generously sprinkled throughout and serve to emphasize the humorous content. Kevin Cornell does a great job painting J.J. every shade of cranky, from mildly irritated to full-on furious, and the chickens and chicks are likewise expressive. I think it's the villain of this book, the demented Vince the Funnel (what a great name!) that I like the best, though. Glowering from the depths of his veterinary lampshade, Vince is thrillingly evil and ludicrous at the sam [...]

    15. As a read-alone, I'd give this 3 stars, because though the storyline is enjoyable, it's not strong, and my 8 year old was bored of it after the first few chapters on her own. However, as a read-aloud, the "voice" is so fun and packed with a cowboy-poetry-Hank-The-Cowdog-I'll-leave-the-light-on kind of presence, that vocalized, my girls were giggling and begging for more, which encouraged me to read later than bedtime and finish up in the morning during breakfast.

    16. This is a funny story. I bought it to read aloud to my 7 year old son but after I read the first chapter he liked it so much he wanted to go ahead and read some more on his own instead of waiting for me. He ended up finishing it in a couple of days. I read it too because I thought it was cute and I wanted to be able to talk to him about it. The chapters are short and the story moves at a pace that keeps you interested. My son is excited to read the sequel.

    17. This was so much fun. It is a super quick read for adults, but it is quite surprising. I didn't expect the plot would end up the way it did! I think it's a great read-aloud for 2nd, 3rd, graderss. i really liked J.J. Tully, the retired search dog and hero of the story! I want to read more about his adventures in his new home.

    18. My son is planning to do the Battle of the Books this year and I am reading the books on the list with him. This was our first read and I quite enjoyed it. It is a very easy-to-read book, but the plot did have some complexity and twists. The book also has different POVs without explicitly stating so, exposing kids to this technique and also making them think. Fun and easy read!

    19. A hard-boiled detective novel for young middle-grade readers--funny, if a bit of a one-trick pony. I'm pretty sure I would have liked this a lot when I was a kid (if I had deigned to read it, which I wouldn't have--animals, you know). Curious to get some kid perspectives on it. I saw this mentioned in early Newbery discussion; sure, why not?

    20. A canine Philip Marlowe for the early grade set. Wonderfully written and quite humorous barnyard adventure featuring the aforementioned hero and a curious family of chickens. Fans of Cronin's picture books and fans of mysteries should be on the look out for this short early chapter book.

    21. This is a reread. Originally I read it with my 4th graders 2 years ago; they weren't a fan of it, but I read it to my 1st graders this year and they LOVED it. Not as much as Chicken Squad, but still enjoyed it. I must be teaching a bunch of future detectives. ;)

    22. Cronin's made a nice transition from the easier Farmer Brown reads. She has definitely kept the brains, the wit, and the wry, dusty (well they are dogs and chickens) view of life -- so glad. Another great recommendation from a sharp reader friend of mine, so I will recommend it in turn.

    23. This book is absolutely hysterical! Doreen Cronin has terrific wit, and it had me and my co-workers howling with laughter and reading passages aloud to one another. My only criticism is that I'm not sure that the 7-9 year-old age group will totally get it.

    24. This book is about a rescued dog trying to help a ma chicken find her missing chicks. This is a funny book,that looks long, but is a very fast read. I recommend this book for all ages.

    25. Looking for a book to read as a family? Try Doreen Cronin's The Trouble with Chickens! It's funny! It's a mystery! It might be "eggsactly" what you're looking for! And there's a book 2 :)

    26. I love that the author of Click Clack Moo now has beginning chapter booksd a mystery series at that! I hope to hook students into this genre and even use her as an author study!

    27. It wasn't love at first read for me, but by the time I finished the book I was there. I watched an author interview, and she explained that she went with a film noir vibe. In film noir, she said, the lead character isn't necessarily all that likable. You're not necessarily immediately drawn to the character. I think that's the reason I didn't take to the book initially.Also part of film noir is lots of banter, and this book had plenty. The author is so witty and funny. Loved that aspect.In time [...]

    28. J.J. Tully is a retired search-and-rescue dog who finds that the country life is a little too quiet and boring. That is until he is approached by Mama Chicken and two of her children to help find her missing chicks. J.J. finds chickens very annoying as they tag along on his search. getting in the waym swimming in his water dish and always talking. The antagonist Vince the Funnel is hilarious. The story is presented in the short sentences reminiscent of the older style detective stories. The kids [...]

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