Why did the chicken cross the road?

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Dial Books for Young Readers, May 30, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
48 Reviews
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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Beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
I thought the pictures were cute. - Goodreads
Can use for writing genre study. - Goodreads
We made our own book and illustrations for this, too! - Goodreads

Review: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

User Review  - Peacegal - Goodreads

A wide variety of artists tackle the eternal question, with many illustrations that will bring a smile. Humane-minded parents probably won't like the illustration poking fun at animals killed on highways, however. Read full review

Review: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

User Review  - Rosa Cline - Goodreads

If you have an off sense of humor you will like this book. It's more of a picture book than a story book so if you want something to read to a young reader this isn't the book for you. I will give ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers and "Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!" by Mem Fox, as well as her own" A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever", which received a 2009 Caldecott Honor, "Walk On!", "Roller Coaster", and "Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert". She is also the illustrator of the bestselling "Clementine" chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California. Visit her at marlafrazee.com.