Thursday, September 14, 2006

About Us and Our Blog

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To read our blog!

Welcome to Three Silly Chicks, a seriously silly celebration of funny books for kids!

We review funny new picture books and mid-grade novels and interview some of the funniest writers in kids' books today!

We review new books that you might not know about.

We don't review super-smash hits like Captain Underpants or Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. You already know how funny those books are. (Though we might review a book called Please Let the Pigeon Wear Underwear.)

"But wait," you say, "Who are these Three Silly Chicks?"

What a silly question! We like you already!

We are Andrea Beaty, Carolyn Crimi, and Julia Durango. We are all children's authors who LOVE funny books. But not funny smells. Or funions (which smell funny.)

We do:

  • Love silly books.
  • Love silly string.
  • Love silly hats.
  • Love our jobs! As children's authors, we get to spend our days writing books that make kids laugh. What could be better than that, you ask? Reading funny books and talking about them with friends, too! That's why we started this blog!

We do:

  • NOT review young adult books. Sorry. We love them, but we don't review them. Rule of thumb: If a book is written for anybody who might shave, we won't review it.
  • NOT review books we don't love. Life is too short for that!
  • NOT accept review copies of books.
  • NOT know how to hula dance. Though we could learn.

We hope you will:

  • Visit us often!
  • Link to our blog!
  • Tell us about your favorite funny books for kids!
  • Tell your friends about us!
  • Tell your friends when they have something hanging out of their noses.
  • Tell your friends to go home already. Don't they have lives?

More to come ...

The Three Silly Chicks


Anonymous said...

You might want to check out"Pinky and Bubs' Stinky Night Out". visit, under children or

Lisa Bierman said...

OK Chicks, here's the skinny on silly from me... I love the book Sing, Sophie, by Dayle Ann Dodds. Especially if you like to make up tunes on the fly, her little cowgirl ditties are just the ticket. Now if yer singin' voice is real bad, you might jest wanta read this book to yerself without the yunguns...

Anonymous said...

Hey what a wonderful treat. Your blog was sent to me when I was having a seriously bad day and was not laughing much at all. I have to live with a bunch of teachers that are serious serious serious and they wonder why their kids do not like reading! More can be taught with laughter than voluntary state curriculum (which isn't voluntary!). It is almost Halloween so check out my favorite Shake dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa. Can't quit chanting it. Keep up a great blog btrafton

Anonymous said...

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Yeah, What a silly question!
Maybe, because ...

My funny Picture Book is
Me and My Cat? By Satoshi Kitamura.


Charlotte's Mom said...

Silly me, I like A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan (formerly of Chicagoland). What's better than waking up with a bunny on your head and naming him Fred? Lovely rhymes. And, well, we put everything on our heads over here anyway!


salmonowen said...

Have you read "Arnie the Doughnut?" ohmigosh is it hilarious. When Mr. Bing comes to pick him out at the bakery, he thinks he's like a puppy being picked at the pet shop. Then we they get home, and Mr. Bing begins to put Arnie in his mouth to take a big bite, Arnie yells "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" That's all I'll tell. You have to read the rest. It's a hoot!