"Every day when Gemma comes home from school, she goes into the yard to feed the chickens and collect the eggs. But one day when Gemma enters the hen house, a hen angrily pecks her hand when she tries to remove the eggs.
Gemma's mother tells her that the hen may be hatching some baby chicks. Gemma is excited about the new chicks and counts the days to their arrival on a calendar. But on the day when the chicks are born, there are several eggs that don't hatch. Gemma is very sad, and her mother shows her how they can help. Soon there is one more very special chick.... Gemma's chick.
Karin Littlewood's soft and delicate watercolors bring to life Antonia Barber's touching story about the special bond between one little girl and her mother."