Sunday, September 24, 2006

Contest (Deadline: October 15)

Welcome to the Roost!

Help us celebrate the official launch of Three Silly Chicks by entering this egg-citing contest!

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3...

1. Leave a comment on this post by midnight (CST) Sunday, October 15th, listing the title and author of your favorite funny book for kids.

2. If you post your comment anonymously (no blogger or LJ account), send an email to mailto:three_silly_chicks@yahoo.com to let us know how to contact you if you win.

3. The winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, October 16th.

THE PRIZE: A brand-spanking new copy of Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road? featuring the hilarious illustrations of Mo Willems, David Shannon, Marla Frazee, Chris Raschka & 10 other award-winning children's book illustrators!

THE FINEPRINT: Multiple entries will not be accepted. One person = one entry. Must be 18 or over to enter. Contains no calories. No eggs were cracked in the making of this contest. Thanks!

68 comments:

dink said...

Parts by Tedd Arnold

Jo Knowles said...

Hi ladies!!!!

My favorite today is:

The Story of the Little Mole (who knew it was None of his Business), by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch

Debby G. said...

Cool blog! My kids and I love funny books. My fave is probably The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle.

lskeers said...

There are so many but the first one that popped into my head was THE DAY THE DOG DRESSED LIKE DAD by Tom Amico. Hilarious! I wish I had written it...

juliebowe said...

Great buck..buck..blog! ;)
So many silly books to choose from but one favorite is Amos's Sweater by Janet Lunn and Kim LaFave. There are no chickens in the story, I'm sorry to say, but it does have one ornery sheep.

SaraLatta said...

You silly chicks, you. What great blog! So my entry is Bunnicula, by Deborah and James Howe. Although if I'd thought of The Story of the Little Mole...before Jo Knowles did, that might have been my choice.

I'll mention you on my blog today. I've looking for something non-depressing to write about and this is just the ticket.

brenda ferber said...

What a fantastic blog! You go, girls!
My favorite funny picture book has got to be THE DUMB BUNNIES.

Anonymous said...

I Already Know i Love You by Billy Crystal.

Just kidding!

Pumpkinhead by Eric Rohmann is a favorite.

ryan @ puppytron.com

Dani said...

Lots to pick from, but one current favorite is Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton.

"e" said...

A shameless plug, I admit, but I didn't actually write it, I just illustrated it:
"Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese" written by Frank Hollon, (MacAdam/Cage 2006).

Oh, and "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus."
:)
e

Anonymous said...

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems! It has become my baby gift of choice.

"Maggie" said...

Silly Girls...Chicks are for Kids! :)

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett. Don't forget the sequel -- Pickles to Pittsburgh. Humor and food -- what more could you want?

D.G.

Ruth McNally Barshaw said...

My very favorite:
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Runner up:
Three by the Sea by Edward Marshall
(an easy reader)

Check out my MG when it comes out next spring. It's funny too. :p

jenlibrarian said...

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus, by Mo Willems -- the kids laugh, they love it, they ask for it again and again (my non=english speaking students too!)

even once when I heard a dry reading of it by another adult, it worked.

Loree Burns said...

COMES A WIND, by Linda Arms White and Tom Curry

I know it is a read-aloud no-no, but I simply cannot read this book without adopting a southern twang. (Hmmm, maybe THAT is what the kids are laughing at?) Anyway, it is the funny book of the week around here.

Anonymous said...

Dear Silly Chicks,

You should totally check out THE PENGUINS OF DOOM, supposedly by Greg R. Fishbone (although I'm sure that's just a name the publisher made up to sell more books).

It's actually a collection of letters I wrote back when my sister disappeared and a bunch of penguins showed up and a mad scientist ruined my birthday and I had to fix my math teacher up with someone who works at the city dump.

You know, just normal stuff. Let me know if you want an interview. Or if you want to interview "Greg R. Fishbone" I can totally make up some silly stuff that he might say. Either way.

Sincerely,
Septina Nash,
Silly Chicklet

tem2 said...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) by Ellen Raskin

Nancy Andersen said...

Moo Who? by Margie Palatini is funny.
Neat site!

Jenny said...

I can't pick just one! All of the George and Martha books by James Marshall make me laugh every time I read them.
Jenny Meyerhoff

Anonymous said...

Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester

Learning Librarian said...

Wonderful blog! I look forward to reading it! Check mine out at libraryjerk.blogspot.com

One of my favorite funny books is Parts by Tedd Arnold!

azpines said...

My favorite is "Take me out of the bathtub and other silly dilly songs" by Alan Katz! The book has well known songs, including "Oh Susannah" and "Row Row row Your Boat," written with new words and titles, such as "I'm so Carsick" and "Go Go Go the Bed. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it!

sillymom said...

This is genius!
I'd recommend "Bad Kitty" by Nick Bruel aaaaaaannnnndddddd "An Undone Fairy Tale" by Ian Lendler.
Both Silly with a capital S and send my kids rolling onto the floor.
"Bad Kitty" is a huge hit at the preschool, by the way . . .

Tammi said...

DOG BREATH by Dav Pilkey

Elise said...

I can't decide... Bark, George! by Jules Feiffer or Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon by Denys Cazet. And, someone already mentioned The Giggler Treatment which I have yet to read without laughing until I cry.

Love your blog.

DeLosh said...

My favorite is Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Eat the Hot Dog! The first time I read it to my son, he made me read it 5 times in a row!

Jennifer J. Stewart said...

I have so many favorites I can't pick just one!

Roald Dahl: George's Marvelous Medicine
Wendelin Van Draanen: Sammy Keyes series
Jack Gantos: Joey Pigza series
Bruce Hale: Chet Gecko series
David Lubar: Hidden Talents
James Marshall: George and Martha series
Dav Pilkey: Dogzilla
Jon Scieszka: Time Warp Trio series
David Shannon: No, David!
Janni Lee Simner: Secret of the Three Treasures
Greg Leitich Smith: Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo
Rosemary Wells: Max and Ruby series
Lisa Wheeler: Turk and Runt

MotherReader said...

Come on. "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems. Fantastic.

Debbie Allen said...

Not my absolute favorite, but an old standby: Mother, Mother, I Feel Sick, by Charlip and Supree, originally published in 1966. It's a silly book about a boy who ate--oh, bicycles, birdcages, and so on.

Anonymous said...

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman.

And, of course, anything by Mo Willems

acd said...

Almost Starring Skinnybones by Barbara Park just busted me up when I was in middle school. All of the Skinnybones books did, actually.

For picture books, Tuesday is always a hoot.

Whistler said...

"The Louds Move In" but for the life of me I can't remember who the author is. Some silly chick.

Emily said...

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
(love the blog!)

jadedmetaphor said...

Sideways Stories from Wayside School- by Louis Sachar

Or, the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.

annawritedraw said...

Morris the Moose by B. Wiseman (pseudonym?) always cracks me up. "What do you want me to tell you?" "Tell me you're a moose!"

Great site ladies. Keep it up.

Jen Kramer said...

Some great books on this list!

I love The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

But as an infinitesimally close runner up, I think Grumblebunny by Bob Hartman is adorable. I mean, just the title makes me want to smile.

jekramer@mindspring.com

bookladykatie said...

I've always had a special place in my heart for The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble ever since I heard it read on Reading Rainbow.

Of course there are so many more-lots of which have been mentioned here!

Katie

Anonymous said...

Caps for Sale! This classic always cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

Since I'm gathering Halloween books to read, I'd have to say Hallo-wiener, by Dav Pilkey. I've been reading it aloud for 10 years, and I still crack up reading, "Farewell, my little Vienna sausage!"

Doug said...

"Russell the Sheep" by Rob Scotton is my favorite today. As an illustrator, I really like his pictures... very funny stuff!

alvina said...

Nice blog!

I'm biased but I'll say HIPPO! NO, RHINO by Jeff Newman, and CHOWDER by Peter Brown.

tanya said...

It's hard to choose, but a favorite silly picture book is Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.

Anonymous said...

I love all the Pigeon books by Mo Willems (did I spell his name right?) I just love the Pigeon and my students love him too!

dd in CA said...

My favorite is all the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Anonymous said...

Just in time for Halloween! My fav is Minnie and Moo meet Frankenswine...(insert scary music here) Full of "punny" humor!

Anonymous said...

It has to be George and Martha Encore by James Marshall. The sight of George planting tulips in Martha's garden brings me to my knees every time.

Anonymous said...

Gotta add ESTELLE TAKES A BATH, brand new from um . . . moi. Nothing like a naked heinie to get kids giggling (thanks to illus Mary Newell DePalma).

Jill Esbaum

Susan Thomsen said...

It's a tie between The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, by Bill Peet, and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, by Judi and Ron Barrett. You have to see the chicken picture in the Barretts' book.

eisha said...

Oh, so many...

Well, for picture books it's gotta be Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems. Oh, and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett.

For older readers, the Riot Brothers books by Mary Amato and M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales are great.

Oh, and Wee Free Men (and the sequels) by Terry Pratchett.

Little Willow said...

The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Nancy said...

Hello! My favorite funny book for children is from the Series of Unfortunate Events books: The Carniverous Carnival

The rest of the series are very close runners up.

Thanks!

Jason said...

Lately I've enjoyed the exceedingly silly Boo and Baa Have Company by Lena and Olof Landström (in it's translated from!). Love the attention to detail in the drawings (check out those sandwich fixins!)

Heather said...

The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most

kailani said...

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Genevieve said...

The Bravest Ever Bear, by Allan Ahlberg, is my favorite. The first page says, "Once upon a time, there was a bear. The end." The bear is unhappy with this, so next it's "Once upon a time, there was another bear. The end." with the bear calling, "Wait, wait! It's still me!" Later a princess, a penguin, and a sausage get into the story.

Gregory K. said...

One book? C'est impossible. But one really funny book?

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups by David Wiesniewski

Tami said...

I love the collection of holiday songs in Alan Katz's "Where Did They Hide My Presents". I used it with a group of music educator students this week and we were rolling on the floor laughing!

Kara said...

My choice: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood.

Also, honorable mention, I adored The Monster at the End of this Book (starring Grover) when I was little. However, I'm older, and no longer as much of a fan of stories with licensed trademarked characters, but I still love it, so I'll add it just to share.

Nice blog! I added you to my blogroll...

Anonymous said...

So much fun to read the other ideas!

My almost 6 year old son can't get enough of Louis Sachar's "Sideways Stories from Wayside School".

One of my own all-time favorites from childhood is Erich Kaestner's "The 35th of May, or, Conrad's ride to the South Seas."

Elaine M. said...

These are some of my favorite funny books:

PIGGIE PIE by Margie Palatini
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and SCIENCE VERSE by Jon Scieszka
FAT MEN FROM SPACE by Daniel Pinkwater
MY LITTLE SISTER ATE ONE HARE by Bill Grossman
DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin
BENNY AND THE BINKY by Barbro Lindgren
TO MARKET, TO MARKET by Anne Miranda
RAMONA THE PEST by Beverly Cleary
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson
JULIUS THE BABY OF THE WORLD by Kevin Henkes
EPPOSSUMONDAS by Coleen Salley
DIARY OF A WOMBAT by Jackie French

Oh, I could go on and on. It's too difficult a task to choose just one!

Elaine M. said...

Just two more titles! I promise.

I STINK! by Kate and Jim McMullan
When I read this book to kindergarten classes in the library, they always begged: "Read it again! Read it again!"

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF by Bob Hartman
Even fourth graders loved this book and laughed out loud when I read it to them during our unit of study on fables.

Elaine M. said...

Oops! Sorry, I typed a title incorrectly. I meant THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY by Bob Hartman. The illustrations by Tim Raglin are a hoot, too.

Denise said...

It is impossible to pick one so I asked a kid sitting next to me - The pigeon books, particularly don't let the pigeon drive the bus by mo willems

Nancy said...

Kara, I agree about "The Monster at the End of this Book." I thought it was very very funny when I was a kid, and I still laugh over it now.

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