Written and illustrated by Jannie Ho
Published by Running Press Kids
ISBN 9780762462667

When Bear finds a chicken frozen in the winter snow, he brings it home to try to defrost it. As Chicken thaws-um, awakens-he fears that Bear is actually prepping to eat him. Oh no! Will Chicken become Bear's lunch? Or does Bear have a different plan in mind? Find out in this funny and clever friendship tale that teaches kids that things are not always as they seem, while learning a thing or two about making soup with a friend!

When Bear says he’s having chicken for lunch, what exactly does he mean? A sweet tale of expectations upended.
— Kirkus
Generously sized characters in simple compositions will show well in a group setting, making this a storytime pleaser, and an easy recipe for vegetable soup will extend the warmth.
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books