Liam’s Book Club: Chicken Cheeks

Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

This is another of my Scholastic finds that I picked up simply because it was $5 or less. It is available in other stores but only in hardcover which makes it far more expensive. I have to admit, that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when Aiden brought it home from school with him, but I was surprised. The blurb from the publisher starts like this: “Some bears will go to any length to get some honey. This one recruits every animal that comes along to form, well, a stack.”

So it’s a book about cooperation…as only one who can still think like a little boy can write. In fact, these men have the thinking like a little boy down so well that MY little boys loved the book to the point of making me read it several times on the day they got it and refusing to allow their father to touch it. Oh, and Liam slept with it that first night.

There’s very little text per page (just 2-5 words) and lots of blue space but the illustrations are quite well done and what text there is gets straight to the point. Really though, if you’ve got a sense of humor, this is a great little book. If, however, you find butt jokes tasteless, this is not the book for you.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Liam's Book Club

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s