Chicken Butt's Back! by Erica S. Perl

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Synopsis

 

Erica S. Perl and Henry Cole team up once again to deliver spot-on humor with their unforgettable chicken character. 

In this cheeky (sorry!) sequel to the wildly fun Chicken Butt!, the young jokester and his chicken muse are back, but this time they're trying to trick Mom. She thinks she has caught on to the gag, but as she distractedly does the grocery shopping, she falls victim to a flurry of jokes using homonyms and homophones—words such as "dear" and "deer," and "which" and "witch." Wordplay has never been so much fun. 

Like Chicken Butt!, this story encourages children to participate in a call-and-response reading format that reinforces their reading skills.

Praise for Chicken Butt's Back!
"Coles’ tickled-pink cartoonish artwork gets right into the mix, the chocolate chip to the cookie dough. The denouement is so merrily explosive that just to imagine the shrieking voices of a read-aloud is mightily cheering.” –Kirkus Reviews 

“Cole's kinetic, acrylic and colored pencil cartoons strike the right tone of mild disobedience.” 
Publishers Weekly 

“Fans of Chicken Butt! are going to love this sequel. This is the kind of book that siblings will beg to read to each other, especially since it’s set up for two voices.” –School Library Journal

 

About Erica S. Perl

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Erica S. Perl is the author of Ninety-three in My Family, Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, Chicken Butt!, and Dotty. She lives in Washington, DC. Visit her at www.ericaperl.com. Henry Cole is the illustrator of Chicken Butt! and lives in Florida and Virginia. Visit him at www.henrycole.net.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Then again, if an adult reader’s mood is already fine, this über-farce may send that adult, like this book’s dad, round the bend, where a drink should be waiting.

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The wordplay of inversions allows the boy to find butts aplenty as mother and son roam the aisles of a supermarket, there to find a deer butt, a cat butt, a witch butt, even a bear butt.

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Mom is so over it: I'll make this crystal clear:/ No more 'Chicken Butt' my dear. But for the star of Chicken Butt! every grocery store item (and everything his mother says) becomes fodder for his f

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Fish hustle their young ones off to bed at nine and still meet with considerable resistance: "Then some of the little fish sons and fish daughters,/ Ask, 'Why can't I have just one more glass of water?' " Then there's hamsters, who really march to a different circadian drummer—achieving "their h...

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Mom is so over it: "I'll make this crystal clear:/ No more 'Chicken Butt' my dear."

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Portland Book Review

Although there may be no more “chicken butt” jokes, young readers will get a kick out of all the other animal jokes featured in the story.

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