“Woody & the Hens,” by Becky Shuford is a lovely children’s book illustrated by NC artist, Rena MacQueen. “Woody & the Hens” tells the charming tale of five young cousins who visit their grandparent’s farm, and their favorite playmate Woody, a Border Collie with a gift for “rounding up.” One spring day the children and their grandmother gather eggs from the chicken coop as Woody watches from afar. The children are introduced to five interesting hens as they collect eggs in their baskets. When the children leave their baskets unattended to go play, their grandmother returns to the baskets to find them empty. Where have the eggs gone? And where is Woody? This beautiful story about family farm life is sure to capture the heart of all young readers.