Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This book was awesome! 14 illustrators take on the age-old question in one fabulous picture book. This book would be so fun after (or before) studies of authors/illustrators, to talk about styles. Invite your students to answer the question and develop their own clear style in an art project. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

As an elementary librarian I love using this book when talking about illustrators. The students and I enjoy some silly answers to the age old question, which in this case is the title, and then we ... Read full review

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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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