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 a slightly condensed version of our easiest storybook, using just 12 vowels (Lao vowels are more complex than consonants), memorable characters, and a touch of suspense.

by Uncle Sasha, illustrated by Tha Thao
First published in 2013 :: Lao language :: 32 pages :: Paperback :: A6

This book was made possible with support from Peggy Horn of Australia, and the Australian Embassy in Laos. Thank you!

Samples pages from our book: The Big Chicken


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