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Chicken Butt!

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Staff Pick

I don't know if y'all have heard, but chickens are the new penguins. But this is more than a new picture book featuring cute chickens... it's about chicken butts! Well, specifically, it's an expanded version of the age-old silly response to "Guess what?" The next time one of those goofy moods strikes, grab your big or little person and the two of you can follow along with the book's call-and-response format until you're both rolling on the floor with laughter. Don't forget to stay tuned for the twist ending!
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

You know what?

What?

Chicken butt!

 

The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perls text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to "trick" a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humor builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again! "An unhinged piece of slap-happy rhyming...rocket-propelled artwork...the romp is a powerful piece of cacophony, more frenetic by the moment."Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Dad is engrossed in the paper, which of course makes him a ripe target for a silliness offensive by his son. 'You know what?' says the boy, with a gleam in his eyes worthy of Bart Simpson. 'What?' says unsuspecting parent, as a wide-eyed chicken peers around the corner, conspicuously out of place in their living room. 'CHICKEN BUTT!' shouts the son, the words plastered on the airborne fowl's expansive backside. An increasingly hysteric call and response ensues, in which Chicken gives a hyper performance, Dad moves from bemused to exasperated and Perl (Ninety-Three in My Family) manages to rhyme 'You know how?' with 'chicken eyebrow' and 'You know who?' with 'chicken tattoo.' Cole (the Katy Duck series), as wryly effervescent as ever, doesn't try to make this story anything more than it is: one of those treasured (by kids at least) moments of parent-child interaction that has no redeeming social value. When he covers a spread with 'CHICKEN BUTT!' scrawled a dozen times on top of 18 emotive chickens, it's clear that mania is the message. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Perl's text, and comic illustrations by Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers. Full color.

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About the Author

Erica S. Perl is a full-time writer and part-time chicken. She is the author of Ninety-three in My Family (Reuben Award, Book Sense Pick, Slates Best Books), which School Library Journal called a “comic masterpiece,” and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, which received a starred review from Booklist. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C. Visit her at ericaperl.com. Henry Cole grew up on a farm in Virginia with a coop full of mischievous chickens. He now lives in Florida with two peacocks. You can find him online at www.henrycole.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810983250
Author:
Perl, Erica S.
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Illustrator:
Cole, Henry
Author:
Cole, Henry
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jokes & riddles
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages with full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 9 x 0.45 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 32 pages Abrams Books for Young Readers - English 9780810983250 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I don't know if y'all have heard, but chickens are the new penguins. But this is more than a new picture book featuring cute chickens... it's about chicken butts! Well, specifically, it's an expanded version of the age-old silly response to "Guess what?" The next time one of those goofy moods strikes, grab your big or little person and the two of you can follow along with the book's call-and-response format until you're both rolling on the floor with laughter. Don't forget to stay tuned for the twist ending!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dad is engrossed in the paper, which of course makes him a ripe target for a silliness offensive by his son. 'You know what?' says the boy, with a gleam in his eyes worthy of Bart Simpson. 'What?' says unsuspecting parent, as a wide-eyed chicken peers around the corner, conspicuously out of place in their living room. 'CHICKEN BUTT!' shouts the son, the words plastered on the airborne fowl's expansive backside. An increasingly hysteric call and response ensues, in which Chicken gives a hyper performance, Dad moves from bemused to exasperated and Perl (Ninety-Three in My Family) manages to rhyme 'You know how?' with 'chicken eyebrow' and 'You know who?' with 'chicken tattoo.' Cole (the Katy Duck series), as wryly effervescent as ever, doesn't try to make this story anything more than it is: one of those treasured (by kids at least) moments of parent-child interaction that has no redeeming social value. When he covers a spread with 'CHICKEN BUTT!' scrawled a dozen times on top of 18 emotive chickens, it's clear that mania is the message. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Perl's text, and comic illustrations by Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers. Full color.
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