La révolte des cocottes

(The Great Hen Rebellion) Book not yet available in English


The hens are fed up with being the only ones to clean the nest and sit on the eggs while Hadoc the cockerel and his friends parade around the yard or sleep. Charlotte leads them on a demonstration, clucking loudly to drown out the cock’s crowing and going on strike until things change. [Source: publisher]


The picture book looks at gender equality and how the workload is shared between males and females. At Charlotte’s urging, the hens push for recognition of the work they do all day and demand the male chickens do their fair share. After a series of strikes and demonstrations, they achieve their aims. French chicken puns and the use of strike terminology make it a fun read. The book concludes with a final pun on “when hens have teeth” – the equivalent of “pigs might fly” – as Charlotte discovers that she has indeed grown a tooth!

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Tariel, Adèle

Illustrator(s): Riffard, Céline

Series: Des livres pour les filles et pour les garçons

Publisher: Talents Hauts

City: Vincennes

Year: 2011

Pages: 24

ISBN: 9782362660108

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Animals, Equality, Families, Rights

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