There are books meant to be read at bedtime to help lil ones wind down for a good night's sleep, and then there are ones better suited for an engaging afternoon read. Based on the age old joke, "You know what? What? Chicken butt!" the Chicken Butt! ($11) tells the tale of a distracted father paying half-attention to his son who brought home a chicken. With lively illustrations, the book extends the joke to various parts of the bird's anatomy until the dad finally gives the boy his undivided attention. The book is sure to elicit barrels of laughter from the preschool set and is a perfect selection for a group reading setting.
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