“Few picture book creators today can do as much with as few words and using such simple compositions as Stoeke.”

High praise for Guild author/illustrator Janet Morgan Stoeke from The Horn Book Magazine about Janet’s newest visit to the chicken coop – The Loopy Coop Hens.   “Personality, emotion, humor , story – all fairly leap from the flat acrylic double-page spreads.”

Publishers Weekly gives The Loopy Coop Hens a starred review - "Stoeke trades her popular Minerva Louise character for a trio of similarly dim hens -- Pip, Dot, and Midge -- who ‘love Rooster Sam’ for several reasons, not least  because he can fly. The simple text and sentences are ideal for new readers, but it is Stoeke's loose, unfussy artwork that emphasizes the slapstick humor and carries much of the character development.”


The Loopy Coop Hens,
Ages 3- 5,  Dutton, 2011.

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