Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chicken Butt by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Henry Cole

Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and sometimes a funny book is just the ticket. Erica Perl delivers just that with Chicken Butt, a book based on the old joke, "You know what?/ What?/ Chicken Butt!" In this book, silliness abounds as a little boy starts with that question, and continues with "You know why?/ Why?/ Chicken Thigh!" As the boy goes through different chicken body parts, the father gets a little tired of the game, but the boy keeps going and going until the reader reaches a very satisfying ending.

The funniest part of all? An actual chicken who follows the boy home is the centerpiece of Henry Cole's wild and hilarious illustrations. This is the kind of book that would be perfect as a read-aloud to a group of kids or just one, and I have a feeling that kids will ask to read it over and over again.

More info:
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0810983257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810983250
  • Source: Review copy from publisher


  1. I just reviewed this one as well! My little boy giggled and giggled over this book. I have heard the phrase Chicken Butt! more times than I count in the last few days. It's a great one to laugh over.