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Chicken Scratches: Chicken Rhymes and Poultry Poetry

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poultry poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 2010 by Chronicle Books (first published 2010)
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Leslie Rendon
Dec 05, 2016 Leslie Rendon rated it liked it
The book is a poem of chickens who lay weird eggs. There are humorous jokes about it and the illustrations will make someone giggle. I think this would be good to keep a child entertained because they will find it funny instead of boring! Short text. Good to read together.
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Robert Beveridge
Lynn Brunelle and George Shannon, Chicken Scratches: Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes (Chronicle Books, 2010)

Chicken-related silliness for the preschool set that is, for the most part, good stuff. Every once in a while, the poetry derails itself something fierce:

“We chickens are a time trip,
we're visions from the past—
we're living, breathing relatives
of creatures long, long past.”
(“Time Traveler”)

(Good if you're teaching repetition, but not so at all if you're teaching poetry; there are few thi
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Shante' Polite
Nov 24, 2015 Shante' Polite added it
Shelves: poetry
Title: Chicken Scratches: Chicken Rhymes and Poultry Poetry
Author: Lynn Brunelle
Publisher and Date:Chronicle Books, 2010

In this poem book, several chickens get into funny situations and lay weird eggs. As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poultry poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor! This attractive volume features 16 wacky rhyming verses. The somewhat irreverent poems include odes to imagined daily lives of ope
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Treasure
Dec 21, 2011 Treasure rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This book of chicken oriented jokes and poetry is gross, funny, and silly. The variety of rhymes makes this book useful as part of a poetry introductory unit, but there are other joke books and silly poetry books better suited to the task.
The egg laying jokes may get old after awhile for some readers and some of the puns may go over their heads. Some of the jokes could be taken the wrong way and would not be ideal for schools with a lot of sensitive parents (a joke intended to be about chicken b
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Dynasty Zayas
Nov 27, 2015 Dynasty Zayas added it
Shelves: poetry
In this poem book, several chickens get into funny situations and lay weird eggs. As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poultry poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor! This attractive volume features 16 wacky rhyming verses. The somewhat irreverent poems include odes to imagined daily lives of opera-singing and sumo-wrestling chickens to complex egg laying and eating.

Activity: You can sit the students in a circle
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Cortny Green
Sep 03, 2015 Cortny Green rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
In this poem book, several chickens get into funny situations and lay weird eggs.
Using GA standard ELAGSEKRL3; ( With prompting and support, identify characters,settings,
and major events in a story) you can read this poem book in the classroom.

You can sit the students in a circle and hold a discussion. Ask them which key characters they remember and what happened to those characters. They could also use arts and crafts and recreate major events that came from the poem book.
Courtney Williams
Nov 22, 2015 Courtney Williams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
In this poem book, several chickens get into funny situations and lay weird eggs.
You can sit the students in a circle and hold a discussion. Ask them which key characters they remember and what happened to those characters. They could also use arts and crafts and recreate major events that came from the poem book.
Marsha
Jan 26, 2011 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Super funny, short little poetry book with great illustrations. I laughed out loud on some of the poems and pictures. Right before I read this I read a picture book with the title Chicken Butt--I think that added to the fun of it all. :)
Gwen the Librarian
Oct 04, 2010 Gwen the Librarian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidlit, poetry
This is an utterly charming collection of poultry-themed poetry - very short poems with fun and perfectly matched illustrations. You could share these poems with children of all ages; there is something for everyone.
Maggi Rohde
Apr 26, 2015 Maggi Rohde rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, animals, poetry
This is a funny book of poetry about chickens. I wasn't sure if a funny book of poetry about chickens would be actually worth reading, but it is. It's perfectly pitched toward young children's sense of humor, with a clever edge of wordplay.
Donalyn
Hilarious poems, clever word play, and charming illustrations-- all about chickens. My favorite-- Chickie Teriyaki, the sumo superstar.

Kelly
Apr 08, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Clever, creative, funny and fresh as a new-laid egg, this book of chicken-related poems entertains from start to finish, accompanied by excellent, adorable illustrations worth clucking about.
Lupine
Do you love chickens? Like funny poetry? This is the book for you! Perfect read-aloud with poultry inspired poems that everyone will enjoy!
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There are a few good poems in this collection, but some are just so-so.
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