EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
A Chicken "Tale"
Annie A. Petersen
J. R. Kibby, Ph.D.
9" x 12" - A
delightful oversize book!
illustrated in full color.
Based on a
previously unpublished Moroccan folk tale, the writer recorded
while doing fieldwork for her Ph.D., here is a classic story
of a quest undertaken to right a wrong deed. It's short,
sweet and to the point; and it's supported by powerful
We are pleased
to introduce you to a work of love, created over a period of
years by two sisters, a journalist and a
TESTED MATERIAL: The Rooster’s Feather has already found
approval with live audiences comprised of children and adults
The Rooster's Feather
Magical Reading Show
It’s highly animated,
interactive, and motivational.
You will want
to read along with Annie. People love the poem, the
story and all its charming characters. Never before
has a written and illustrated work of art been produced in
this giant size and performed so vividly. And the
story is introduced and integrated into a top hour
presentation using Master Magician, Johnny Moon’s magic
and comedy. Johnny and Annie join their talents to
make the rooster come alive and end with a wonderful
illusion that is a fitting close to a unique and inspiring
is a hilarious, fast paced, interactive show that suggests at
every turn that the real secret is not tricks but the wealth
of information you get from reading. From the beginning of
the show, Johnny asks, “how can I do these things? ---
Reading! It all comes from books.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT READING
It’s no illusion that reading
Annie reads her big book
“The Rooster’s Feather”
At the end of the show,
John and Annie perform the amazing appearance of a live
chicken, a fitting end to a magical reading show.
They will all want to sit
down with a book.
Tail is also a tale of two sisters.
Annie & Julie
Julie (JR Kibby) sent her the initial draft of this
beloved story several years ago. Annie sent back a few small
rudimentary sketches. Julie's prose became inspired and then blossomed into poetry. Annie's sketches grew in size,
turned into small acrylic paintings and then morphed into 18"
X 24" fine art watercolors. The process of design and
coloration, especially formulated for this project, took four
years, during which time Julie was extraordinarily patient.
As Annie has said,
"Julie knew the subject matter was right up my alley. For
years I’d been known as Chicken Lady, not only because
I’ve been afraid to expose my art to the world but because I’d
been involved in several art projects that had
something to do with chickens." The most lively of these
projects was the production of and participation in a family
magic show that Annie's husband, comedy-magician Johnny Moon,
developed in the early 80's. They were known as John & Annie
Feathers, the Chicken Magician and his Side Chick. Yes, it
was funny and they had a great time performing with
chickens all over
Southern California. "We
used lots of live chickens in our act, and we never ate one of
them," Annie laughs. "I got interested in their funny ways and
have drawn and painted these sweet and nutty birds for over 25