From Newbery Medal–winning author Patricia MacLachlan and New York Times bestselling illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes a cheeky and heartwarming picture book about chickens who scratch messages around the farm for their humans to find—resulting in surprise, chaos, and plenty of fun.

The chickens on the farm have a lot to say to their farm owners! They’re tired of arugula salad; HEY—watch out for that snake in your tent!; and We love you. As the children walk around their beloved farm, they discover more and more messages scratched in the dirt. The family can hardly believe it. The news quickly spreads, and soon even the townspeople are coming by to see the amazing chicken talk.

With charming watercolor illustrations from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and words from Newbery Medal–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan, comes a sweet picture book about the relationship between humans and animals, with a message written plain as day in the dirt beneath our feet: You are loved.