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Chicken Butt Hardcover – April 1, 2009

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Yes, the title is the answer to “You know what?” On the next spread the question is, “You know why?” Forcing the response, “Chicken thigh!” The classic joke series gets a picture-book treatment here, with a small boy pestering his newspaper-reading father, incessantly demanding attention well past the limits of Dad’s patience. When the boy is sent to the corner after getting way too excited, he comes up with a new answer to “You know what?” that doesn’t have anything to do with chickens, but doesn’t lose the butt part either. Each poultry-based answer is splayed across the relevant bit of a cartoonish chicken, emphasizing the child’s exuberant silliness. Adults will easily recognize kids’ habits of taking a joke and running with it ad nauseam, blithely ignorant that they’ve long lost their audience. But, of course, the joker wins out in the end, with a worn-out Dad resignedly sacked out on the couch. More than anything, kids will come away from this boisterous and lighthearted offering with a swell new chicken joke to try out on their parents. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ian Chipman

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, Slate’s 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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers; Library Binding edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810983257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810983250
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By The Invisible Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Yikes! It absolutely amazes me how themes develop in kidlit. Right now it's butts, rearends, tushies. The first book I read in this group was Ian Blacks "Chicken Cheeks". The artwork by Kevin Hawkes was very nice.

Then there was "Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo" and "The Tushy Book". My gang has not read neither of these two, although we've seen them, and I imagine we'll pick them up at the library at some point.

Which is what I suggest you do with "Chicken Butt!" The reason I don't suggest you run out and buy this book -- despite the fact that my 7 year old son thought it was funny -- is that it's a one trick pony. Yes... the artwork is colorful and cute. And Yes... it made my son laugh, and my daughter (9) smile, BUT it's not the sort of book they are going to read and reread over months. A week yes. But it's got no long term staying power.

The dialog between a boy and his dad starts out like this:

You know what?
What?
Chicken Butt!

You know why?
Why?
Chicken thigh.

They then go on to cover 'how' and 'when', etc. And it ends in a fashion reminiscent to the old knock-knock joke that involves a banana and orange.

Talking Points:::
This is a cute book that has kid-friendly art and a laugh or three. It ought to appeal to preschoolers through 8 year olds.

Though the book is nicely put together I can't recommend it as a purchase.

It's a good read-aloud. Either solo or as group.

Accelerated Reading level = generic "3"

Pam T~
mom and reviewer at BooksForKids-reviews
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Well, I wasn't even allowed to say the word "butt" when I was growing up, and here it is in a book. Teachers, you know how hard it is to get your students to reread. Well, one of my first graders has read this at least 50 times. He reads it fluently with enormous expression and still laughs when he reads it. It is just plain fun.
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This was a gift for Christmas for our 3 year old grandson. He had recently said his mom had told him that he could say the words "chicken butt" at home, but not at school. He delighted everyone by saying "chicken butt" constantly last time we visited. So grandpa googled the words "chicken butt" and it popped up with this Amazon book. Needless to say, it was a hit at Christmas. The book is so cute, great illustrations and just overall fun. Advice from this grandma, don't read it at naptime as it's hard to to stop the laughter!
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"You know what?"
"What?"
"Chicken butt!"

Yeah, as you might expect, I have yet to have found a young kid who did NOT think that this was the funniest book they have ever read! It seems like all of the kids in school are doing that "You know what? Chicken butt!"

So, if you want to give your kid a real treat, give this book to him or her - you'll never hear the end of it! (God knows I haven't.)
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We love this book! We borrowed it from the library when it first came out they had it on display. We loved it so much we got it for Christmas. The kids always enjoy reading it and we love joking, "Know Who?" "WHO?" "CHICKEN TATTOO!" It cracks them up every time!
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On the one hand, my children love this book.
On the other hand, now my children run around the house screaming CHICKEN BUTT at one another all day long.

Also the story kind of emphasizes annoying the crap out of (their father) despite being clearly asked not to. Not the best lesson to be imparting, even for a joke. Only reason I dropped it a star. Other than that, it's a cute book.
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Oh my gosh, this book went over real big with my grandson! He's three and beginning to be aware of parts of the body, and slang words for them. He giggled until he was rolling on the floor when having this read to him, and very quickly learned all the questions as well as the answers. If you don't mind the word "butt," and your kids love a sort of "knock-knock" joke, all of you will love this one. You will quickly grow tired of being asked the questions, but you'd better be prepared to answer them correctly.
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When I asked my 8 year old what he wanted for christmas this year, he answered with a grin, "A chicken butt!" I thought about looking for a stuffed animal chicken to disassemble, but this was far better. It's a cute book and the kids love it.
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