All Cooped Up is a sweet story about a little family of chickens keeping each other safe and calm during an uncertain time. On a little lavender farm, the barnyard animals suddenly and quite unexpectedly find themselves quarantined in their barnyard spaces. Little Chick and his brothers and sisters are unsure of what is happening, but Papa Rooster and Mama Hen help them better understand. Mama Hen sings to her young chicks every night, keeping them safe, and Papa Rooster reassures the chicks through habit, crowing a cock-a-doodle-doo every morning.
Little Chick and his family soon find security in their own little world as they persevere and find new ways to continue all the things they love to do. Then one morning, after Papa Rooster crows, the chicken family can hear the other barnyard animals respond, and though far apart, they all come together in song, bringing a sense of hope and community.
Through rhyme and delightful illustrations that appeal to young and old alike, this timely story captures the experience of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic without ever mentioning it.