While the sample for PeeP! Was 24 pages, this week’s sample for BwÖwK! Is 36 pages. This is because the chapter length has increased, but not the reading level. That still remains in the third to fourth grade range.
Even though the chapters are longer, this is not through padding with unnecessary filler. We have done our best in editing to have exciting, intriguing, or just humorous things happening on every page.
And as far as humorous is concerned, for those of you who are Pearl fans, this book begins with Pearl being her own adorable self!
“BwÖwK!” — “Danger! Everyone on guard! Look out!” — This section has Bessie at her best as she lays her first egg and becomes a chef and an inventor. Everything changes when she protects everyone from a stray cat. Her heart is changed and she no longer acts like she once did. Gracie gives up her own dreams of dancing to become the new leader of the little flock.
“Ä(h)-Crü-auK!” — “What a marvelous and brilliant invention!” — This section focuses on the threat presented by The Sewer Rat who has become The Biggest Scary Thing for Gracie even though he can do no real harm to the chickens.
“ÏHÏ!” — “Best friends!” or “Two who love and care about each other!”— This section focuses on Gracie’s invention of The Sewer Rat Eradicator. It also gives readers much more information about The Raven With Blue Eyes who was introduced in PeeP! but never named. Gracie realizes that this is likely the only chance she will have to help Bessie’s heart to be restored.
“ClückŸ-BückŸ!” — “Everything is exactly as it should be!” — This section focuses on the dramatic climax where it is necessary to take a leap of faith which brings a suspenseful and happy ending. (We can’t say any more than that because we don’t want to spoil this for you!)