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- Publication Date: April 1, 2009
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 9780810983250
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: 32 pages with full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
You know what?
The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perl's text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to "trick" a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humor builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again!
"An unhinged piece of slap-happy rhyming…rocket-propelled artwork…the romp is a powerful piece of cacophony, more frenetic by the moment."—Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Erica S. Perl is a full-time writer and part-time chicken. She is the author of Ninety-three in My Family (Reuben Award, Book Sense Pick, Slate’s Best Books), which School Library Journal called a “comic masterpiece,” and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, which received a starred review from Booklist. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C. Visit her at ericaperl.com. Henry Cole grew up on a farm in Virginia with a coop full of mischievous chickens. He now lives in Florida with two peacocks. You can find him online at www.henrycole.net.