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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; Library Binding edition (1 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810983257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810983250
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.1 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 780,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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" 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bethan on 14 Sep 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My boyfriend always says the chicken butt joke so I bought this as a joke for his birthday. A first it just fuelled the fire but he has hardly ever said it since! Win
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Cute Book, Good Library Find (Chicken Butt!) 20 Nov 2009
By aa-Pam - Published on Amazon.com
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
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Kid pleaser 4 Jan 2010
By L. Sabo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Chicken Butt book 4 Jan 2012
By Cynthia K Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The kids LOVE this book! 26 Oct 2012
By Kurt A. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
"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.)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Boys will LOVE it 6 Dec 2010
By J. Lange - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We checked this book out at the Library so often I finally purchased for my then 3 year old son. My son is now almost 5 and still laughs hysterically when I read the book. My 6 year old daughter enjoys the story and laughs at times but not near as much as my son.
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