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Chick Chuck -written by Bill Martin Jr. & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Winslow Press, 2000.
"...children are likely to be dazzled by the illustrations; it's a spectacular debut for Salerno." -Kirkus Reviews
A Rooster named Chicken Chuck eats a blue seed and magically sprouts a large blue feather from the middle of his forehead, and in his mind making him totally unique. He becomes unbearably bossy with the other farmyard animals... until a trip the circus (sort of) open his eyes.
above: cropped view of the reflective foil cover for Chicken Chuck.
left: Chuck first spies the little magic blue seed...
above: detail view of the traveling circus scene.
above: preliminary rough SKETCH developing the look of the main character, Chicken Chuck.