As a former children's librarian, I like to occasionally pick up a picture book and keep my hand in, as it were. Someone recently recommended this to me, and it's very good. It would make a great storytime book, with its repeating refrain of "Chickens to the rescue!" However, you really need to take a close look at the pictures to get all the humor from the story. For example, when the farmer loses his watch down the well, the chickens come rushing in wearing a variety of water gear, from scuba gear to bathing caps. Really cute! A fun story.