DAR National Literacy Award

Buddy and the Chickens

A Children’s Book

DAR National Literacy Award in 2017

DAR National Literacy Award 2017 Children’s Book, Buddy and the Chickens cover image Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR (DAR)

With permission from Virginia DAR District VI, who owns the copyright, Buddy and the Chickens, the children’s book about this delightful dog and his friends, the chickens, is available once more!

This story about friendship, written to support the state regent’s project of our late Virginia State Regent Judith Surber (1939-2019), has been re-published! As the Benjamin Franklin epitaph states, it has “appear(ed) once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and amended By the Author.”

Selected illustration from Buddy and the Chickens featuring Buddy with chicks. Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR (DAR)

Printed on heavier paper and bound more securely, the revised edition includes a report from the state regent’s project on the inside front cover and is dedicated to her memory. This new version also includes updated Virginia agricultural information, a new horse illustration, and four coloring pages in the back.

Buddy and the Chickens is written at a second-grade reading level. As a literacy project, Jack Jouett Chapter, NSDAR, will introduce the book to a second-grade classroom each year. The author will be on hand to read the book to the children. Our members participate by adopting a book for a child in the class. Each child will receive a book to keep.

Email Buddy for more information on Buddy and the Chickens!

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