the hen that crowed        

One upon a time, owning roosters was illegal in the town of Bean Blossom because no one wanted to be woken up at dawn. So begins the tale of Charlene, the hen that crowed and became a hero.

“A refreshing, inventive plot and appealing, neatly framed watercolor illustrations make this story something to crow about.”
--Horn Book

“A great choice for spring story hour….”
--Kay Weisman for Booklist