A delightful romp, introduced by the family dog. The story takes place in a backyard and a small chicken coop, and involves infant chicken detectives who act like a cross between Chicken Little and Huey Dewey and Louie of Donald Duck fame.
Early readers will be carried along by the humorous illustrations, but this would also be great for sharing out loud because there is some tongue-in-cheek humor that makes it worthwhile for grownups (or older children) too.
Yes, we are laughing AT the silly chickens, a little, but we can blame the put-down humor on the dog, who, having been born a dog rather than a chicken, feels entitled to take a superior attitude. A good starting point for family discussion: Is it okay to be a little kid, and find out that you're terribly wrong? Is it okay to laugh at little kids who...?