New children’s book invites readers into hen house

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Children fascinated by farm animals now have a new resource to satiate their curiosity. Authors Milan E. Wight and Chris Bratton’s “Chickens Are Our Friends” (published by Trafford Publishing) gives readers an in-depth look into the life of a chicken.

Designed for children 2 and older, “Chickens Are Our Friends” is filled with colorful images and information about the behavior and nature of chickens. The authors state that many children might be unaware of where the eggs in their refrigerator come from, or perhaps have never been on a farm. Wight and Bratton hope that their book will bring a little piece of farm life to children living in more metropolitan areas. An option to color the chickens or play a chicken jigsaw puzzle is available on iPad or iPhone using an App from the Apple Appstore for $1.99

An excerpt from “Chickens Are Our Friends”:

“You will know when we want to get out by cracks in the egg shell. It’s beginning to get quite warm inside this egg shell. CRACK! We are beginning to see cracks above.”

“Chickens Are Our Friends” By Milan E. Wight & Chris Bratton Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781426952388 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author Milan E. Wight is a native Californian. He attended schools in Selma and Reedley, California. He also attended University of California, Berkeley, Oberlin College and Harvard Business School. Retired, he worked 40 years as teacher, counselor and administrator in Mount Diablo Unified School District.

Chris Bratton is a native Californian. She attended schools in Concord as well as University of California, Davis and Columbia University. She is a physical therapist and an active member of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. She raises chicken on the Harvey Ranch in Moraga, California.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” and has led the indie publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit


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