Book Review: Chicken Cheeks

Chicken CheeksChicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

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This is what counts as great Children's literature nowadays?! What happened to authors like Audrey Woods? Those were books worth reading. This book was up for a Beehive Nomination... really? This whole book is just a bunch of illustrations of the rear ends of animals and 'cute' little rhyming or alliteration with animal names.

This is the kind of 'literature' we want shaping our children's minds? Not me. I don't believe we have to buy into the message that our children will only be entertained by crude humor. Not a book I would own and not a book I care to have my kids to read.

Where's the story? Where's the moral? Where are the things that make a children's book something that will stretch and shape one's future? I remember a lot of the books my mother read to me as a kid and I agree with that quote in "You've Got Mail" about how the books we read as children stick with us in a way that no other reading in our lives does. If that is the case than I feel it is imperative that I make sure my children are exposed to quality literature from the get-go.

I know it sounds harsh... but I couldn't get behind this book's concept.

Waste of time - waste of money.


  1. You couldn't get "behind" this book's concept, eh? Haha.