With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up.
Teaching With Favorite Jan Brett Books: Engaging Activities That Build Essential Reading and Writing Skills and Explore the Themes in These Popular Books, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439395097/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_FKx5sb0XDQZY9
You know beloved children's author-illustrator Jan Brett for her wonderful books like "The Mitten," but wait until you see her acreage and her chickens! | Jan Brett's chickens | Living the Country Life | http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/poultry/jan-bretts-chickens/
3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett- Of course it's great...it's a Jan Brett book. Pictures are colorful, beautiful, and full of amazing detail. Story is a version of the 3 little pigs, only set in Africa with 3 Dassie sisters and a mean eagle. Fun book, would go well with a study of Africa. Highly recommend.