Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Jan 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
42 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
Imaginative writing could be used for this book. - Goodreads
Children can do the same thing in their writing. - Goodreads
Can use for writing genre study. - Goodreads

Review: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

User Review  - Jade Detzer - Goodreads

This book is hilarious. It's great to show the illustrations to children and full of color. Each artist created a picture to show their response as to why the chicken crossed the road. This book would ... Read full review

Review: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

User Review  - Kalynda - Goodreads

14 picture book illustrators draw their answer to this question. It makes for a good creative drawing/writing/discussion prompt. 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.

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