Perhaps no one appreciates an excellent picture book more than a parent who is forced to read it multiple times. That is why this book stands out, because even after countless reads I still find myself smiling right along with my toddler at the antics of this unfortunate poultry. This fabulous picture book details the adventures of Pauline Poulet, a brave chicken, as she struggles to save herself from becoming someone else's main course. The illustrations are beautiful, the writing is clever and catchy. I was very impressed by the authors ability to find just the perfect rhyme. My daughter especially loves to shout out "Pauline, Prevail!" along with the main character. I think this book is destined to become one of my gifts of choice for birthday parties of one or two year olds.