Chicken Cheeks

Chicken Cheeks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416948643
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 242,303
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face), the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, I’m Bored, Naked!, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Kevin Hawkes has illustrated more than forty books for children, included the New York Times bestseller The Library Lion, Weslandia, Michael Ian Black’s A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, and Santa in Cincinatti. He lives in Southern Maine, where he can be found wandering aimlessly in his garden, unless forced indoors, where he creates imaginary landscapes with cobalt blue skies.

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Chicken Cheeks 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
AmberDaugherty on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Hysterical! My second graders will love this slightly inappropriate version of synonyms!
dreamer2000 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Cute book not much of a story though other then giving other names to backsides. There are very bright pictures in this book.
sunnyburke on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a cute and funny book that has a beginning, a middle, and a whole lot of ends! It shows a little bit of how teamwork can help everyone reach a common goal but it mostly covers what the names are for various animal hind-quarters. The art is great and really compliments the book too!
gdoyle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Bear can't reach. Duck can help, all the derieres piled one on top of the other.. will they get the honey?
Schuman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Very easy reader. It is the story of a bear that has his friends stand on one-another to reach a bees hive. As each animal climbs up they give it's bottom a name. The kids thought is was cute, I liked the pictures much more than the story.
pjw1173 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I have just ordered this book for my classroom library. The author, Micheal Ian Black, is better known as a comedian and actor. The book focuses on the many synonyms for the word 'butt'. Moose caboose, chicken cheeks, and bumblebee bumm are just some of the synonyms used in the book. This is perfect for first and second graders.
juju1220 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a story about animals and their bottoms and the choices for the language used to describe them. It is a storyline that incorporates a variety of animals that climb on top of one another to get to the prize of honey in a bumble bees nest. I believe the illustration and the funny, witty text used to enhance the bottoms of the animals was funny! Example, Kangaroo kiester and Toucan can. Fun for all ages especailly the older students who could understand the terms used.
shomskie on LibraryThing 5 months ago
An interesting book that finds creative new ways to describe the "butt." I had never even heard of some of the examples they used! The pictures will be enough to interest children too young to realize what the words are being substituted for, and older kids will get a laugh out of the text. The cover sets the tone for a very funny book.
cvosshans on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I liked this book right from the start. The play on words and silly topic make it the great book that it is. 40 pages of colourful, engaging pictures guides readers through the 'story' causing smiles and laughter. Not only does this picture book share 17 different terms for the word 'butt', it presents the opportunity to discuss the different animals featured too. One note of interest is the two small ants that show up on each page. They are subtle, never included in the text, but very much part of the book. This book is suitable for readers of all ages.
linnaea44 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Humorous book about a variety of bottoms. It is funny how they rhymed all the possible names of the back side with the animal. The illustrations were very cute and all the animals had great facial expressions. Very creative way for a bear to get the honey. Great book for entertainment.
Pangle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
* A hilarious, almost wordless picture book, sure to bring laughs from any reader* book of synonyms * making predictions, sequencing The title page shows a bear, standing on a ladder on a small island, looking up the trunk of a tall tree. A duck and an ant watch the bear. On the dedication page, as the duck and two ants come closer to the bear, a moose emerges from the water to check out the scene. The bear lifts the duck and the text reads, "Duck tail". The duck lifts the moose and the text reads, "Moose caboose". The book continues with a series of animals and alliterative and/or rhyming synonyms for "tail" and "caboose". The story ends when the animals finally reach the top, only to find a bee hive full of angry bees. As the tall tower of animals crash into the water, trying to escape the bees, the ants found their way to the bee hive and were left to savor the sweet taste of honey!
JLinfitt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
¿Chicken cheeks¿ is a cute and silly book. Its vividly coloured pictures tell the story as the text has us laughing as seventeen humerous animals pile onto one another, one after the other, putting themselves into a very ponderous predicament. Each page introduces a new animal by its bum, a different word every time. The author has skillfully used alliteration and onomatopoeia that gives a musical quality to the words and a steady pace to the story.This book is enjoyable for all ages. The colourful pictures and silly looking animals are entertaining for the very young (and not so young) and the descriptive words keep those of us who aren¿t really that young, but like to sometimes think we are, turning the pages.Awards and Nominations: Beehive Award Master List, NCTE Notable Children¿s Books in the Language Arts, NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
dmorris6361 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to teach a lesson on synonyms. My students loved it. They have all remembered what a synonym is and refer to the book when asked. Several other teachers have borrowed the book to teach synonyms as well. Great book!!!!!
newbethlibrarian More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent story, told primarily through illustrations with minimal words. The words all rhyme to describe various animals' back ends. A bear who wants honey gathers a bunch of different animals to climb on top of one another to reach the beehive. (It is important to watch the ants.) I loved this story and every child I read it to adores it.
mamahughes76 More than 1 year ago
Good for laughs...for all family members!
Tippytin More than 1 year ago
We just can't help giggling as we read this story. Pure fun. Illustrations are great. A perfect read aloud for a rainy (or any) day.
mcms More than 1 year ago
This was a very silly read aloud book. Great way to offer other words besides the tacky "butt" word! Can use blocks (or Cheerios or pretzels) to build a tower just like the animals- how high can your blocks go up?
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My 5-year-old daughter loves this book. I think it helps her work out the "potty talk" without getting in trouble. It has also introduced to her a couple of unfamiliar animals, not to mention unfamiliar terms for rear ends (any vocabulary expansion is beneficial, in my opinion). My 2-year-old son enjoys looking at the pictures, although he does not yet appreciate having the book read to him. The story is simple but enhanced by the wonderful illustrations.