I Got a Chicken for My Birthday

I Got a Chicken for My Birthday by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Sarah Horne, is a hoot or maybe a cluck? The young girl who is disappointed to miss out on her desired tickets to the amusement park must contend with the gift of a chicken instead. But wow what a present; this is a chicken with big plans. She enlists the help of the family pets, down to the hamster, and begins to build. The ending is wonderful and the illustrations exuberant.