Today I Read…Chicken Butt’s Back!

Image result for chicken butt's backToday I read Chicken Butt’s Back! by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Henry Cole.

Hey Mom, guess what?

Is it chicken butt?

No…

Okay, what?

DEER BUTT!

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So, remember when I got Tiny Niece Chicken Butt ? I kinda accidentally got her in trouble at school. She brought it in to show her class, and her teacher read it to everyone and they all loved it. Apparently the lunch room monitor, however, did not love it, and she sent my little 5 year old niece to the principal over a picture book. That the teacher and her librarian auntie approved of. So clearly, now that she’s going in to Grade One, I had to get her the sequel because her love of reading (and her knowledge that I am the Cool Auntie) is much more important that some random woman’s censorship.

Also, it’s a fun book.

This time, the kid is at the grocery store with Mom, who is clearly wise to the ways of the Chicken Butt. But she just can’t defend against the Deer Butt, Cat Butt, Witch Butt, Bear Butt, and of course…No, I’ll let you find out for yourself.

That said, it’s also a good instructor in homonyms and homophones, using the same callback style as Chicken Butt. Be sure to point out Henry Cole’s clever illustrations, specifically the signs and products at the grocery store. Keep your eye out for “Deer-ly Beloved Maple Syrup, syrup you’ll FAWN over” and “Tail-y Ho! Cat Food.”

Now, off to give her her present!

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