Readers’ Testimonials

"I was in awe with Picky’s playfulness and choosiness. Ma is such a caring and loving character that any pet would love to be with. A story worth sharing to everyone."

—Jon Bergman

"When I learned that it’s based on a true story, I almost couldn’t believe that these characters existed in real life. Nevertheless, I felt grateful upon reading this unique tale. Good job, Nancye!"

—Melissa Sousa Carvalho

"My kids love this uncommon narrative of pet-and-owner bond. They love both the story and the colorful illustrations therein. I believe adults should read this book to their children, too."

—Peggy T. Corby

About the Book

Based on a true tale, Picky, the Marvelous Chicken shares an exceptional story of a woman who pets a red hen named Picky. Children and adults alike will surely fall for Picky’s endearing antics.

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About the Author

Dr. Nancye H. Thomas

Dr. Nancye H. Thomas is a Tennessee native.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lambuth University, a PhD in biology from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Tennessee State University.

She has worked in the fields of education and finance.

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