Have You Heard About... Chicken Cheeks
…the beginning of the ends? Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes’ Chicken Cheeks takes a straight-forward look at the backside of a variety of animals. As the animals stack themselves into a tower, children will learn their names and socially-acceptable terms for their hind ends. From “duck tail” through “polar bear derriere” and “toucan can” to “duck-billed platypus gluteus maximus,” the pile of critters (and bottoms) grows to an exciting conclusion.
This book is a favorite with both adults and children in my family. The animals are depicted in a colorful, slightly-cartoony style with wonderfully expressive faces and bodies. The text is limited to the names of animals and hind ends, but the pictures do a perfect job of telling the short story. After the first read, watch for the ants on each page!
Reviewed by Fran (staff)