Chicken Butt!

Book review by
Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Quick, silly story that will get kids laughing.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Violence & Scariness
Language

Families offended by the word "butt" won't care for this book.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this speedy read might offend parents who don't care for "butt" humor but will get a giggle from families who are comfortable with the joke.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11 and 12 year old Written byMr and Mrs. Williams May 14, 2010
Parent of a 4 year old Written byrhevasmom October 3, 2010

Guess who? Chicken Tattoo!

My daughter and I love this book! It naturally lends itself to being "read" together, and can provide some great prereading skill building through th... Continue reading
Kid, 7 years old April 22, 2018

Funny.

CHICKEN BUTT!!!!!!!!!! It is hilarious. I don't care about the {silly} language it is so f{a}nny

What's the story?

There's not much to this funny and fast read -- just a boy trying to get his dad to put down his paper to read by being kind of obnoxious. For parents with a high tolerance for kids who get a little crazy, this book might become a favorite read-aloud, but parents should definitely flip through first to see if it's appropriate.

Is it any good?

This is a cute book that's certainly not destined to be a classic, but it's plenty funny for a rollicking read. It might work even better if parents want to trade lines with their kids or read it aloud in funny voices. Even the font is a little outrageous and will surely encourage kids to shout, "Guess what? CHICKEN BUTT!" Only problem? Parents might be hearing that line long after they've shut the pages of the book!

The illustrations are suitably comic with a wayward chicken bouncing between father and son. Again, nothing too fancy but totally suited to the punny prose.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about ways kids try to distract parents. Are there better ways to get attention? Is this boy's behavior OK by family rules or is it the kind of thing that might really get a parent's goat?

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