Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

The age old question Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road gets fourteen different answers illustrated by fourteen different talent artists. This is a fantastic collection of the different styles of these artists and it's a great way to show how different people see and think about things differently and all of their unique approaches are perfect. If you're doing a study of artistic styles, you'll go to town. The illustrations are highly entertaining and it's great fun to turn the page to see how the next artist drew the picture and how they envisioned the chicken. What was that chicken thinking? It's really amazing.

40 pages                    978-0803730946                             Ages 5-9

Keywords:  jokes, fun, chickens, humor, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


We all know the joke. We've all told it. Kids love to tell it over and over and over again, with as many different punch lines as possible. And now we've found out that famous award-winning artists love to tell the joke too—and they have some wacky and downright hilarious ideas about why that chicken really did cross the road.

Mo Willems's chicken confesses his motives to a police officer; David Shannon's chicken can drive a car; Marla Frazee's chicken is looking for a more luxurious coop; and Harry Bliss's chicken encounters aliens. And this is just the beginning. One thing is for sure—you won't cross this book without a good laugh!---from the publisher

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