Friday, September 14, 2007

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road? Usually the punch line is, "to get to the other side." However, in this book, the punch line is whatever the writer says it is. There are 14 artists' answers in this book. Each one has a full page spread that they have drawn and illustrated with their own punch lines to this age old question. It's sort of like the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Maybe that question could be answered in another book. That's another story alltogether. In this book, Why did the chicken cross the road, the answers are in picture form or as few words as possible which makes this book a perfect one to share with non readers and readers alike. How would you answer this question? What picture would you draw to illustrate your punch line? This book shows just how wild and wacky that answer can be. Why did the chicken cross the road? by Marla Frazee et al, is a wonderful, colorful addition to any collection. And it's a great way to meet artists you may not have read before.

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