Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chicken Poetry and a Contest

Do you want to win a copy of Chicken Scratches: Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes? Chronicle Books is sponsoring a contest with said book as the prize. Here's the scoop!
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate the silly side of verse with Chicken Scratches. As adorably absurd as chickens themselves, this book of charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud funny poems will appeal to anyone with a fowl sense of humor.

Calling all rhymers: can you fill in the blanks in the poultry poems below? E-mail your answers to kids@chroniclebooks.com for the chance to win a copy of the book. From the pool of correct answers, we'll choose two winners at random on April 2 at 5:00 pm PDT. Give it a try—don't be chicken!

1) Sick Day
The day the rooster had the flu
He could not cock-a-doodle-do.
He could not walk. He could not talk.
No one was sure just what to do.
They called a doctor to the _____,
who brought a bowl of chicken soup.
"Drink up," he said. "It's good for you.
I promise it's no one you knew."

2) Mismatch
I'm sure you've heard the many facts
that make the chicken rare.
It has two drumsticks and a comb,
yet neither drum nor hair.
It even has a belly,
but there is no _____ there!

3) Watch What You Eat
A chicken ate a pack of seeds
before she read the label.
Next day she laid a cantaloupe
upon the breakfast _____.
So, what are you waiting for? Put on your thinking cap and submit your answers for a chance to win!


  1. Tricia--I opened up your blog today and had to smile. I love this new spring look!

  2. Thanks, Kate! It also feels very "Miss Rumphius" to me. Now all I need are some lupines...

  3. This book is adorable. I'm posting a review about it momentarily.