Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black

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Some bears will go to any length to get some honey. This one recruits every animal that comes along to form, well, a stack. The result? Tail of the duck to the gluteus maximus of the duck-billed platypus (with many other rears in between). Readers will giggle with delight at the bird's eye view of some hysterical animal bottoms. Follow this back-sided journey up the tree - where the real surprise awaits. The pairing of Black's minimal text with Hawkes's visual story line will keep you chuckling from the bottom up.

About Michael Ian Black

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Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. He also starred in the NBC television show Ed and on VH1’s I Love The... series. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, and I’m Bored. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of more than thirty-five acclaimed picture books and chapter books including Library Lion, Weslandia, and Chicken Cheeks. His vibrant colors, unusual perspectives, and sense of humor are hallmarks of his work. He lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine.
Published January 6, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The focus of the story, and of Hawkes’s brilliant acrylic cartoons, is animal backsides—“moose caboose,” “penguin patootie” and, of course, “chicken cheeks.” Pictures tell the story, with minimal text adding humor with rhyme, alliteration and clever wordplay.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know this book has no substantial story, though some kids might find all the silly references to rear ends entertaining.

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