Chicken in the Kitchen

Publisher Description

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.


‘Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale’ – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED 

‘My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars’ – Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author

‘An enchanting, evocatively illustrated adventure that will capture the imaginations of young and old alike – more, please!’ – Ambelin Kwaymullina, award-winning author

Buy From Bookshop Buy From Amazon


Nnedi Okorafor


Mehrdokht Amini

Age Group:

4 to 8 years

Book Category:

Picture Book