Sunday, January 18, 2009
CHICKEN CHEEKS by Michael Ian Black
How could I not get this book called CHICKEN CHEEKS by Michael Ian Black? I have a lot of books that I use to talk to kids about words and I had to add this one to my collection. What can be funnier than lots of words used to talk about bottoms? The inside flap of this book says, "This is a story with a beginning, a middle, and a whole lot of ends." And that it is! A bear is trying to get honey from the top of a VERY tall tree. So, he gets the help of lots of friends, piling one on top of each other until the reach the top. On each page, the bear has the view of yet another"bottom". So, each page consists of only 2 words--Such as "moose caboose" and "flamingo fanny".The bright amusing illustrations add to the fun. Definitely hysterical if you ask me! It will be a fun one to just read for fun. It would also be a fun one to use when talking about words, word choice, synonyms, etc.
Posted by Franki at 10:04 AM