Who comes first...Chicken or Egg?

Chicken and Egg are best friends who love playing together but don't like losing. In the end, Chicken and Egg learn to appreciate having fun — no matter who wins!

With minimal words and vibrant illustrations, Chicken or Egg is a sweet and simple introduction to the concepts of good sportsmanship and losing gracefully.

Also included is a Note to Parents & Other Caregivers with strategies to encourage children to focus on fun, not who comes first.

About the Authors

Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. She is an author and co-author of several books for children, including Move Your Mood! and Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done. Brenda encourages children and adults to make time for play — each and every day!

Susan D. Sweet, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and mother of two. She has worked in hospital, school, and community-based settings and is passionate about children's mental health and well-being. Susan hopes all children find the fun in play — no matter who comes first!

Susan and Brenda have also co-authored Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas and King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City.

About the Illustrator

Melon + Mandarina has been working in the illustration field for almost 10 years now. She grew up in Peru and studied painting at the Fine Arts School of Lima.

As an artist, she works with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital media. She feels that illustration is a wonderful way to express herself while working with the creative tools she loves.

Melon + Mandarina works and lives in Peru.

Reviews & Awards

The authors offer an empathetic message about how being first isn't as important as being friends — and it's more fun too.
Publishers Weekly