One disgruntled chicken and one major holiday equal a refreshingly funny Easter tale and begs the question...Can the chicken really replace the Easter Bunny? Sure to entertain readers of all ages, this sarcastic chicken is on a mission. Told in rhyme and humor, "The Easter Chicken" has become a staple in thousands of Easter Baskets and book bags. Like all Franklin Mason Press titles, a portion of each sale benefits our charity partner, St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In addition, two pages are saved to publish the work of 6-9 year olds through our Guest Young Authors and Illustrators Contest. This contest has become immensely popular with schools, teachers, and parents and a large part of our marketing program.
Lisa Funari-Willever is the author of 16 books for children and teachers and is a former elementary school teacher in the city of Trenton, NJ. As a past member of the New Jersey Education Association (state teachers union), the National Education Association, and New Jersey Reading Association, her titles have received enormous support nationwide. She has had books featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and at the White House, as well as named to the prestigious New Jersey Battle of the Books List. A graduate of Trenton State College, she is married to Todd Willever, a captain in the Trenton Fire Department, and the mother of Jessica, Patrick, and Timothy. They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from Moldova. Lisa is a member of Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools and visits 70-80 schools, each year, all over the country and world.