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Easy Reader Review: The Loopy Coop Hens: Pip’s Trip

on February 20, 2015

Pip's TripPip’s Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Penguin Young Readers, 2012
Level 2: Progressing Reader
Series: The Loopy Coop Hens
Ages: 5-7
Genre: Farm animals, friendship

Every day, hens Midge, Pip and Dot watch as the farmer’s truck drives away. One day, Pip climbs onto the truck to see the “wide world” and goes on an expected journey.

The book is divided into 7 pages, about 3-4 pages each. From start to the finish, the story is engaging, with wonderful graphics that illustrate the storyline. There is some intriguing plot development taking place throughout the story, especially the fun twist as to what Pip regards as his joy-ride in the truck. This is the second book of the Loopy Coop Hens series.

As a beginning reader book, it features large font size, and repetition of phrases and humor to appeal to a wide audience. Although the chapters are short, I felt like there were a couple too many. It made the story feel unnecessarily choppy. Although I do like the message of being brave and trying new things. Pip’s curiosity took her on an unexpected adventure, even if she didn’t actually go anywhere. It is a great book for starting a discussion about trying new things and going to new places.

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