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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (2006)

by Marla Frazee

Other authors: Jon Agee (Illustrator), Tedd Arnold (Illustrator), Harry Bliss (Illustrator), David Catrow (Illustrator), Mary Grandpré (Illustrator)4 more, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator), Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Judy Schachner (Illustrator), David Shannon (Illustrator)

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A collection of pictures drawn by different artists. Various award-winning artists present their own verison of the classic joke, from Marle Frazee's chicken who is searching for a luxury "coop," to Mo Willems's chicken who confesses his motives to a police officer.
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I read this a few years ago and just didn't get it. My son picked this up during the last library visit, and I really enjoyed it. In 2008 gave it 2 starts, 2011 I'd give it 4, 2o I'll split the difference and rate it 3. ( )
  MrsBond | Jun 27, 2023 |
This book was Awesome. A bunch of great children’s authors were given the same question: Why did the chicken cross the road” and then asked to visually give us their answer. My favorite is of course David Catrow, but Mo Willems comes in a close second.
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  LibrarianRyan | Dec 15, 2020 |
Summary: A composition of various authors and their "Why did the chicken cross the rode?" jokes. All jokes are unalike and equally hilarious.

Personal reflection: This book made me laugh almost every page! I enjoyed hearing the new spin off jokes from the original "How did the chicken cross the ride?"

Class Use: I would read this after recess to re-group and gain unity again and I would also use this book to read aloud and then have students create their own jokes and have them read their jokes aloud to the class as a fun and goofy way to get out energy.
  MelissaKlatt | Apr 26, 2015 |
I'd say this isn't really a children's book, although my five year old found it hilarious. It's a sampler of picture book artists, and a very good one at that. Seeing them all illustrate the same theme gives you a very good idea of each artist's personality, humor, style and skill. Many of our favorites were included in this book: [a:David Catrow|84062|David Catrow|https://www.goodreads.com/assets/nophoto/user/m_50x66-e89fc14c32a41c0eb4298dfafe929b65.png], [a:Marla Frazee|122662|Marla Frazee|https://www.goodreads.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-d9f6a4a5badfda0f69e70cc94d962125.png], [a:Jerry Pinkney|70868|Jerry Pinkney|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1373692582p2/70868.jpg], [a:David Shannon|21346|David Shannon|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1265301888p2/21346.jpg], and a couple of unfamiliar ones got me intrigued: [a:Judy Schachner|78407|Judy Schachner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1210621485p2/78407.jpg] and [a:Chris Sheban|443700|Chris Sheban|https://www.goodreads.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-d9f6a4a5badfda0f69e70cc94d962125.png]. ( )
  Fjola | Apr 23, 2015 |
This book gives perspectives of why the chicken cross the road from many different authors. They are all unique and very funny!
  margaritamunoz14 | Mar 20, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Frazee, Marlaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Agee, JonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, TeddIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bliss, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Catrow, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grandpré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pinkney, JerryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raschka, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schachner, JudyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shannon, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willems, Mosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A collection of pictures drawn by different artists. Various award-winning artists present their own verison of the classic joke, from Marle Frazee's chicken who is searching for a luxury "coop," to Mo Willems's chicken who confesses his motives to a police officer.

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