The Big Chicken book cover

The Big Chicken

A blue horse... a striped buffalo... and a mushroom-picking duck. What do they have in common? First, in Lao, each animal has a cat-in-the-hat style rhyming name. Second, they each want to know why that chicken (gai nyai) is so big. This is our easiest book, using just 12 vowels (which, in Lao, are harder to learn than consonants), memorable characters, and a touch of suspense.

This was one of our first books, and soon sold out. We've made some revisions that we believe will make it even better for children learning to read.

by Uncle Sasha, illustrated by Tha Thao
First published in 2009 :: Lao language :: 48 pages :: Paperback :: A5

This book was made possible by a sponsorship from CLSA Chairman'sTrust. Thank you!

Samples pages from our book: The Big Chicken


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