Saturday, June 2, 2012

Impeccable Petunia Part I: Claws, Paws, Feathers & Jaws written by Katie Christine, illustrated by Jonathan Edward

Husband-and-wife team, Jonathan Edward and Katie Christine make their home in beautiful Seattle, Washington. They enjoy avid hikes with Super-Sheltie, Niles and awaken every morning with hungry cats, Frankenstein and Penelope, perched on their faces. Katie and Jonathan have a shared love of books, movies, and tending to their ever-growing garden.


About Book 

Follow Petunia, the backyard hen, through a hazardous world as she discovers hidden talents, a mischievous cat named Macy and encounters all things feathered and furious.

Illustration Gallery 
for Part 1: Claws Paws Feathers & Jaws

My Review

 We have all heard of  pecking order. Well Petunia the chicken is at the bottom of a pecking order. She looks different than the other chickens which make them distrust her just because she is different. Petunia tries to stay to herself and not draw attention to herself. She tends to her own little corner of the yard where she fusses over her little flower garden.

One day a cat got in the chicken yard chasing after the chickens that had been taunting and teasing him through the fence. Petunia was not one of them. She was hiding until she noticed  he was headed  towards her flowers and she took off after him. This amused the cat. He did not want the chickens to know but he would never really harm any of them. But it was fun to give them chase and watch the feathers fly.

The woman that lived in the house came outside one day and was crying. Whatever she had in her hands went falling to the ground in an aray of bright colors. This drew Petunia's attention and she moved in closer and picked up one of the colorful scraps of paper. When the woman noticed Petunia she lifted her up to sit beside her. She was very pleased and excited over the scrap of color paper Petunia had in her beak. Once again she lifted Petunia but this time she carried her into the house. Petunia was frightened and knew she was forbidden to every enter the house. The woman was so kind and they developed a friendship. When she was returned to the chicken yard Bernadette the trouble maker started spreading rumors about Petunia saying she couldn't be trusted.

The cat heard what Bernadette and the other chickens were saying about Petunia and realized he was not the only critter being taunted by the other chickens. So he started being nicer to Petunia but was still a mischievous cat. The cat's name was Macy and Petunia knew this because the woman called him by this name. Also Petunia was so in awe of the beauty of the woman she started calling her Silkie. When Bernadette heard that Petunia knew the woman and cat by name she started stirring up even more trouble for Petunia.   Petunia's friends Melainie and Dennie tried to warn her that things were not sounding very good for Petunia among the other chickens.

Would Petunia be shunned or worse? Would her friends stand up for her? Why did Bernadette have such a grudge against her? Do you think spreading rumors are wrong? Was Petunia so wrong for making friends of someone other than the chickens? Why were they so prejudiced against the woman?

Well you will definitely need to read Part one of Petunia's story to find out what happens. I can't wait to read Part two!

 I highly recommend this story of adventure, intrigue, bullies, making new friends and not fitting in just because you look different from others.

 I rate this book a 5 chicks out of 5.

Disclose: I received a digital copy of this book from the author for review.   I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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