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Why the Chicken Crossed the Road by David…

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

by David Macaulay

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This fun book answers an old question that everyone has always wondered the answer to. The author does a good job at keeping each page as exciting as the last. Every page I turned, I noticed the hectic illustrations accompanied by a crazy situation that led to the next page. The unlikely events such as a man being rolled up into an Oriental rug create a very humorous tone to the book, which was enjoyable. I enjoyed the language that was repeated frequently throughout the book such as, “Which is why…” Language like that could help children understand cause and effect, because every single page has a prior cause with a subsequent, obvious effect. Overall, I enjoyed this book, as I think many children would as well. The author was successful in their attempt to create a humorous book that answers this age-old question. ( )
  cyoung23 | Oct 4, 2014 |
The chain of events in this story was pretty clever. Cute story and fun illustrations. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Very well thought out book on how the chicken crossed the road. It shows how the event of a chicken crossing the road can cause such tremendous turn of events. The wording is for an older age group then just Kindergarteners. This is a great book to read out loud to chidlren and have them be very interactive throughout the story. ( )
  Kcarline143 | Apr 26, 2012 |
In "Why the Chicken Crossed the Road" by David Macaulay a chicken sets off a series of events. The chicken uknowingly moves about the world with little awarenss of the effect it has. The chicken can be seen as a metaphor for a human that moves about unconsciously with out deliberate action. ( )
  abruser | Mar 27, 2012 |
This is a book that shows that every cause has an effect and answers the age old question: why did the chicken cross the road? Macaulay goes through a long sequence of events that leads to the chicken crossing the road in this beautifully illustrated book that would make any child laugh. His website (www.davidmmacaulay.com) has a lot of great resources for teachers. ( )
  mlmcallister | Sep 20, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395442419, Hardcover)

A rollicking investigation of cause and effect by the Caldecott medalist. The tale of the chicken and Desperate Dan, a bandit, told in beautiful full-color pictures and leavened by the trademark wit of David Macaulay.

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By crossing a road, a chicken sets off a series of wild events, in which the Anderson twins blow up their bathroom and the brave young Hooper lad is rolled up and delivered inside an Oriental rug.

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