Book Buddies: Roger Takes a Chance (2023)
Cynthia Lord (author)
Stephanie Graegin (illustrator)
Ages 6 to 9
Publication date: June 2024
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Also available as an audiobook and in ebook formats including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook, and Google Play.
Roger the chick almost never gets the chance to do things on his own—he’s always attached by Velcro to his mother, Olive the hen, who prefers a quiet nap to any excitement. The two Book Buddies even come as a pair when they’re borrowed from the library, so Roger doesn’t go on many solo adventures.
One day, a boy named Liam is persuaded by his little sister to borrow Roger and Olive before picking up Grandpa from the airport. While Liam is preoccupied with showing Grandpa how grown-up he is, however, Roger the chick wriggles free, only to be accidentally left behind. Could this be the chance that Roger’s been waiting for, or will his airport adventure—complete with a too-playful dog and a looming top of the escalator—prove too exciting even for him? If Liam admits his mistake, will he have a chance to show how grown-up he is—and help Roger get back from the Lost and Found?
Longing for independence and adventure brings Roger the chick more than he bargained for in a Book Buddies episode offering plenty of charm.
Roger Takes a Chance is Book 4 in the Book Buddies series.