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Written by Eric Geron
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ISBN-13: 9781536210507
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author: Eric Geron
illustrator: Pete Oswald

Itís punny. Itís spooky. Itís a meta picture book that puts a fresh spin on an old joke and elevates chicken comedy to ghastly new levels. A little spring chicken crosses the road but quickly gets flattened under a semitruck. The barnyard beasts whoíve gone before break the news: now that Chickenís friedódispatched to the Other SideóChicken has a job, an unwanted job, as a noisy troublemaking ghost. This fowl may be weak in the beak, but Chicken knows that scaring people isnít nice. There is such a thing as a friendly ghost, after allóisnít there? Loaded with laughs and shivers, this Halloween-ready treat features ghoulishly funny art by the illustrator of the #1 New York Times best-selling Bad Seed series. Let the haunting begin!

No chickens were harmed in the making of this book.

From a debut picture-book author and a #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator, a wry take on "Why did the chicken cross the road?Ē that gives a whole new meaning to ďthe Other Side.Ē Cock-a-doodle-BOO!
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1536210501 /  9781536210507
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 13/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Holidays & Celebrations; Humorous Stories; Ghost Stories;
author’s comments:
Eric Geron earned a creative writing degree from the University of Miami and spent many years as a childrenís book editor, acquiring numerous New York Times bestsellers. He is eggstatic to present Poultrygeist as his debut picture book. Originally from Summit, New Jersey, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he always looks both ways before crossing the road.
illustrator’s comments:
Pete Oswald is the author-illustrator of Hike and the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, both written by Jory John. He worked as a character designer and/or concept artist on the popular films Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, and ParaNorman. He was also the art director and production designer for The Angry Birds Movie. Pete Oswald lives in Santa Monica with his wife and three sons.
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