In her children's book
CHICKENS ON THE GO!,
Aunt Judy introduces children to various cultures
around the world through her delightful depiction of CanadiHENS, AfricHENS, MexicHENS and more. The
book is fun and colorfully illustrated, peppered
with humor that even adults will enjoy. Since
its release in June 2006, the book has sold
thousands of copies and is being used as a teaching
tool in schools around the world (see COTG World
"I am Fiona's mother and I
have never seen her so excited.......enough that it would
make her want to email someone. Apparently you made a big
impact on her! Keep up the great work!"
Fiona's Mom :)
"Text and illustrations
are absolutely charming, and deliver a message that kids of
all ages--0 to 100--would enjoy."
"Chickens on the Go is an awesome read!"
"I really like your book. I think it is
really neat. I hope you can make more great books."
Heaven, 5th grade
East Prairie, Missouri
"Clever and fun to read! A joyous blend of rhythm, rhyme and colour that
encourages children everywhere to greater global awareness."
Teacher, Hokkaido International
School, Sapporo, Japan
"Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy your
children's book CHICKENS ON THE GO! The text and illustrations are as endearing as the message is universal.
I would think this book will appeal to children of all ages and ethnicity."
Mary Hall, Retired Elementary Teacher
Bad Axe, Michigan
"I have been an educator for 28 years.
I am a Speech and Language Pathologist. I hold an elementary teaching
certificate, as well as an endorsement to teach students with learning
disabilities. CHICKENS ON THE GO! is one of the best pieces of new children's literature
I have read in years.... In the tradition of Dr. Seuss and Bill Martin, the
use of rhyme and repeating predictable text makes it a perfect selection for
young emerging readers. CHICKENS ON THE GO! is a book that celebrates
diversity in a way that children can clearly understand and derive benefit from.
It will promote tolerance and help to build a better future and world community
for those you have so honorably dedicated this fine work to, 'all the children
of the world'."
Supervisor of Special Education
Warren Consolidated School
"CHICKENS ON THE GO! points to positive
aspects of difference between "chickHENS" of varied cultures through rhyme,
repetition, and delightfully clear, bright pictures. Thoughts of home,
friendship and neighbourliness are our common ground, and in our every-day
living with others, we can "all have fun". This is an entertaining and enlightening book for children."
Rev. Jean Carruthers
"This is the best book I ever gotted!"
Gaby, Age 7
San Antonio, Texas
"Readers of all ages need to see and read this book.
Children need to share this wonderful book with their parents! I don't
recall another children's book with such a necessary message that has grabbed my
attention like CHICKENS ON THE GO! has."
Marilyn Walsh, Librarian
"Wow! What a book. And the pictures! HOW
CUTE!!!! I think it is a terrific book."
L. Dustin, Teacher- Christa McAuliffe Jr. High
San Antonio, Texas
"Wow what a fantastic book!"
Sandy, Play & Learn Parent Teacher Store
"Your book is an absolute gem, we love
everything about it. I am an Educational Assistive Technology Consultant
and work for the Calgary Board of Education/REACH Services in Calgary, Alberta.
One of my jobs (labours of love) is to adapt books and make them accessible for
children/youths with disabilities. In a nutshell, I scan the book and
convert it into an electronic book that can be accessed via the computer and
independently read by a person who is unable to turn pages or hold a book...I am
so happy I finally located you."
"My Kids and I enjoyed it. Even though they are grown they still enjoyed themselves. I read
the book to my day care children this A.M. and let them color the chicken. They were so excited. They loved the book."
Jeanette Bommarito, Algonac Library