Monday, February 9, 2015

An Interview with Hattie the Chicken!

“Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Hattie the Chicken, one of the stars of Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Hattie, I’m so excited that you’re my guest today.”
“Why, thank you, Deanie. I’m thrilled to be here. You can tell because I can’t sit still. I’m hopping around, flapping my wings.”
“Hattie, you’re making me laugh.” We need to get down to the questions now.”
  • Hattie, how did you get your name?

“Oh, I’m so happy you started with an easy question so I wouldn’t be nervous.
My Mama said when I was born there was a piece of shell stuck on my head. it looked like a hat so she thought I’d like wearing hats. She decided Hattie was the perfect name for me.
  • How many books have you starred in?
My first book was Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes. Oh,that story was fun.
My friends loved my talents. Wooliam, the sheep, Elliott the dog, and all of our other friends helped show me that I was a really good organizer. I have such good beakmanship (I write with my beak, you know) that I wrote a cute ad for theGazette when we  started our own business. We had a great time and we helped so many horses overcome their problems. Tiger Lily was afraid of EVERYTHING when she started her training. But she was so talented. We had to build her confidence. Elliott helped a lot with that. Oh my, I’m talking so much I have to take a rest. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the gorgeous red horse, Charlene the Star. She’s such a 
talented jumper.
What do you like to do?
Oh, that’s a good question! After I finish hopping around I’ll be able to answer. Ah, that’s better. Now I can tell you that I LOVE  to wear pretty bonnets. I make them myself. Now I have so many colors! I even have a blue one with bright yellow polka dots! Other than wearing my beautiful hats, I like to plan events, like fairs. it’s so 
much fun.
You mentioned Wooliam. Tell us about him.
Wooliam is a super-friendly Suffolk sheep. He told us that all of his relatives have black faces and black legs, just like him. Wooliam did something special for Charlene the Star. But I can’t tell you everything about the story.
Tell us about your new book, Charlene the  Star and Bentley Bulldog.
Well, you probably guessed that Bentley is one of the stars. He was absolutely obnoxious when we first met. My goodness, my soft red feathers are getting ruffled just thinking of him. But eventually he does quite a few good things. You’d be surprised. Here’s a picture of him escorting me across the street. He was wearing his crossing guard jacket to keep me safe. We made a plan because my friends were feeling very sad and we had to do something to cheer them up. Our plan worked out perfectly. Charlene also had some new experiences. It was so exciting.
What do you think children will remember about your books?
They’ll remember how much fun it is to read them. They’ll learn about sharing, helping others, teamwork, setting goals and working hard, just to mention a few things. They’ll love the covers and beautiful illustrations by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj! They’re remarkable.
Well, Hattie, it’s nearly time for your lunch, so I think we’ll have time for one more question. Where can people buy your books.
Our books are on and http://www.barnes and If people want signed copies, they could email you at: And everyone would like to know that our books are on Kindle, too. If anyone wants to find out more, they should visit your website:
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  1. What a cute interview! You're awesome, Hattie. :)

    1. Thank you, Julie, Hattie is quite memorable :)
      so nice that you stopped by.
      Have a great day.