Get ready to sing! (I know, a bit odd, but this title just makes me want to break into song!!) Squawking Matilda by Lisa Horstman is just a riot!! Matilda is not your ordinary chicken - she has TONS of attitude, and not only that, she is also proud, dignified and a scrapper!! Matilda is sent to Aunt Susan's niece, Mae. It is Mae's job to take care of Matilda because she has not been happy on the farm. And thus the hilarious adventure of Matilda and Mae begins. I just love this story - it made Chloe and I laugh but it was also very tender. The illustrations are amazing! Horstman - this is A GEM!!!