Saturday, October 27, 2018

Book Review: Thundercluck! And the Kitchen of Destiny by Paul Tillery, Meg Wittwer

Thor's chicken, Thundercluck, has acquired a Thor-like power with shooting lightning. Now the Under Chef wants to eat him. Thundercluck must go to the human world to grow up, protected from Under Chef, and he returns when he's bigger. But Thor and the other gods are tricked by Under Chef and they're all drugged. Thundercluck and Brunhilde, a Valkyrie (his best friend) have to travel to all the realms of Valhalla to track down the Under Chef, defeat him, and save the gods.

This book is adorable, hilarious, and introduces kids to Norse mythology. Thundercluck has to deal with his fears which make him unable to wield his power and puts Brunhilde at risk. But in the end, his finds his inner power of thunder and is able to save the day. This would be an especially good book for struggling readers as it's super exciting, has a lot of fun details about all the lands he goes to, and moves along quickly. I loved the creativity and absurdity.

This review is a part of Kid Konnection, hosted by Booking Mama, a collection of children's book-related posts over the weekend.

This book is published by Roaring Brook, a division of Macmillan, my employer.

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