Year of the Chick

Author: Romi Moondi

Publisher: Romi Moondi


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3667


[Book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series. There's a bit of a cliffhanger to end this book, but the sequel addresses any unanswered questions] An awkward family homecoming at Christmas. A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience. The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom. And that's just the first two chapters. In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband (a seemingly absurd concept that's the norm in many cultures). To escape her fate, Romi wades through the waters of secret-dating, where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and experience at an all-time low. It's the sort of thing that would turn almost anyone into a man-crazy freak with romance tunnel-vision, and that's exactly what happens to her. All the while, a lack of inspiration in her corporate job leads Romi to her love of writing, in what quickly becomes a man-quest play-by-play. From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time. And that's when she meets a fellow writer. On the Internet. So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that's not as creepy as "To Catch a Predator"? Time will tell in the "year of the chick," a twelve-month quest to find love. Tick-tock. --------------------------------------------- "Year of the Chick" is book 1 in a series, and the sequel "Last-Minute Love" is available now! LENGTH: 75,000 words or 288 pages DISCLAIMER: this book contains profanities, blunt accounts of the dating scene, and cringe-worthy awkward family moments (free,freebie,chicklit,love,romance,romantic comedy,funny,humor,humour,long distance,multicultural,marriage,dating,relationships)

Fox & Chick: The Party

Author: Sergio Ruzzier

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 786


Fox and Chick don't always agree. But Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these two seemingly opposite friends. The luminous watercolor images showcased in comic-book panel form will entice emerging readers, while the spare text and airiness of the images make this early chapter book accessible to a picture book audience as well.


Author: Ed Vere

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9780805091687

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 5656


An egg cracks--crickety crack--and out comes a little yellow chick! He peeps, he cheeps, he eats, and at the very end, he sleeps under Mommy's wing--zzzzzz. Each eye-popping page in this interactive novelty book invites the reader to jump in and play with the chick, and Ed Vere's art is appealing and brightly colored . Ed Vere's new pop-up book is the perfect Easter gift for all your little chicks!

This Little Chick

Author: John Lawrence

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763617164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 5977


A little chick shows that he can make the sounds of the animals in his neighborhood.

Surfer Chick

Author: Kristy Dempsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606410663


Page: 32

View: 2237


For use in schools and libraries only. The story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach where he teaches her how to surf.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8044


Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

Little Chick

Author: Amy Hest

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406325355

Category: Chicks

Page: 56

View: 1328


How Little Chick longs for her carrot to grow tall, for her kite to fly high, to be able to reach up & take her star from the sky. But her carrot is small, her kite bobs along on the ground & she can't reach her star. Sometimes things just don't turn out quite the way you want them to.

The Missing Chick

Author: Valeri Gorbachev

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763636760

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1024


When one of Mother Hen's chicks goes missing, a massive search begins as neighbors, firemen, and detectives all race to the scene to lend a helping hand in this colorfully illustrated picture book.

Atlas of Chick Development

Author: Ruth Bellairs,Mark Osmond

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123849527

Category: Science

Page: 692

View: 1451


The Atlas of Chick Development, Third Edition, a classic work covering all major event of chick development, is extensively updated with new and more detailed photographs, enlargements showing regions of special-interest and complexity, and new illustrations. The revised text and expanded illustrative material describe the intricate changes that take place during development, together with accounts of recent experimental and molecular research that has transformed our understanding of morphogenesis. These wide-ranging updates make this book an essential resource for developmental biologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, poultry scientists, biochemists, immunologists, and other life scientists who use the chick embryo as their research model. Individuals joining this burgeoning area, ignited by the increased insight into events surrounding organ and tissue differentiation, will find this a valuable tool to help grow a basic knowledge of morphogenesis. Remains the established standard—the only book providing a comprehensive description of chick development from fertilization to hatching Contains more than 750 photographs and illustrations, including 410 labelled histological sections and 85 new high-quality plates, showing the major anatomical events from the earliest stages to 13 days of incubation Includes more than 200 labelled and detailed scanning electron micrographs, showing various tissues in great detail Leads the reader to important reviews on aspects of this rapidly moving field, along with extensive and updated references

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

Author: Lucille Colandro

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545507537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7654


A wacky new Easter version of the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song! This time, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she's hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Easter!

Here a Chick, where a Chick?

Author: Suse MacDonald

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780439455947

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

View: 796


In a picture book with text that echoes "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," flaps lift to reveal the hiding places of various animals on the farm, including a cow, geese, mice, and finally, many chicks.

This Is the Chick

Author: Wendy Hartmann

Publisher: Crocodile Books

ISBN: 9781566560399

Category: Africa

Page: 32

View: 5704


A tiny chick's peep sets off a chain reaction that sends the other jungle animals running in fear until the wise old owl calms everyone again.

Bridget Jones's Diary

A Novel

Author: Helen Fielding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141000190

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 8396


Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.


Author: David Grimm

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822222798

Category: Drama

Page: 38

View: 9520


THE STORY: In 1927, a passionate and rebellious young man, A. Everett (Chick) Austin, was made director of America's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. What followed was a career that shook up the city and

Pig and Chick


Author: P. Marin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514343883


Page: 54

View: 2707


With Chick stuck in the henhouse and Pig alone in the dark, two friends discover that even in their darkest hour, morning is on its way. Pig and Chick - Stuck is a story for the beginner dreamer about old friends and new definitions. We will not always be STUCK.


Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781593891626

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4085


Follow the life of a chick from it's birth until it is fully grown.

Dirty Chick

Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

Author: Antonia Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5047


“One month into our stay, we’d managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn’t have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go.” Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliché, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner. But then she became a mother. And when her eldest son was born with a rare, mysterious genetic condition, she and her husband, Peter, decided it was time to slow down and find a supportive community. So the Murphys moved to Purua, New Zealand—a rural area where most residents maintained private farms, complete with chickens, goats, and (this being New Zealand) sheep. The result was a comic disaster, and when one day their son had a medical crisis, it was also a little bit terrifying. Dirty Chick chronicles Antonia’s first year of life as an artisan farmer. Having bought into the myth that farming is a peaceful, fulfilling endeavor that allows one to commune with nature and live the way humans were meant to live, Antonia soon realized that the reality is far dirtier and way more disgusting than she ever imagined. Among the things she learned the hard way: Cows are prone to a number of serious bowel ailments, goat mating involves an astounding amount of urine, and roosters are complete and unredeemable assholes. But for all its traumas, Antonia quickly embraced farm life, getting drunk on homemade wine (it doesn’t cause hangovers!), making cheese (except for the cat hair, it’s a tremendously satisfying hobby), and raising a baby lamb (which was addictively cute until it grew into a sheep). Along the way, she met locals as colorful as the New Zealand countryside, including a seasoned farmer who took a dim view of Antonia’s novice attempts, a Maori man so handy he could survive a zombie apocalypse, and a woman proficient in sculpting alpaca heads made from their own wool.' Part family drama, part cultural study, and part cautionary tale, Dirty Chick will leave you laughing, cringing, and rooting for an unconventional heroine.

Egg to Chick

Author: Millicent E. Selsam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780064441131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9870


Easy-to-read science text traces the fertilization of the egg and the growth and hatching out of the chick.