Once Upon A Flock is not only the perfect book to have in hand while starting up a chicken project, it is also a great bedtime story for children... the kind to read while snuggled together, side by side, so that we can see the beautiful pictures! (plus, there's more to see once we've finished the book because Lauren has an excellent blog)
Lauren is an illustrator, and it is her photographs and whimsical illustrations that gives a third dimension to the book, taking it beyond the world of story telling and information sharing.
Lauren and her family went through a chick hatching experience, nursed a sick chicken back to health, and successfully managed adding a new hen to her small flock. We get to go along on all of these important chicken journeys as if we were there, by her side, because of the window she creates with her pictures. Full color, beautifully illustrated pictures.