Chicken Butt by Erica S. Pearl

Chicken Butt

Written by Erica S. Pearl
Illustrated by Henry Cole


Chicken Butt by Erica S. Pearl

You know what? What? Chicken butt! The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perl's text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to 'trick' a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humour builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again! The text has been recast as an hilarious picture book, with call and response for parent and child. The child has the pleasure of 'tricking' the parent into participating in a silly repeating joke that builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. (The book has no jacket).

About the Author

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 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

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32 pages


Erica S. Pearl
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

16th March 2009



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