Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black

3 Jun

Really, how can you NOT enjoy a book devoted entirely to seeing how many words one can use to describe an animal’s rear end?  From “penguin patootie” to “kangaroo keister” this Chicken Cheeks has them all covered (or not, as the case may be).  What, you may ask, is the purpose behind labeling all of these behinds?  Because bear wants something at the top of the tree, so he has all of the animals pile on top of each other in an effort to reach his goal.  As far a the early literacy skills this book encourages, on is, of course, vocabulary.  Check out the author (a veteran comedian) reading the story aloud on the book’s Amazon page (link above).

Black, Michael Ian.  Chicken Cheeks. Illus. by Kevin Hawkes.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.  ISBN: 978-1-4169-4864-3

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