The Silly Chicken -- El Pollo Bobo by Idries ShahThe Silly Chicken -- El Pollo Bobo by Idries Shah

The Silly Chicken -- El Pollo Bobo

byIdries ShahIllustratorJeff JacksonTranslated byRita Wirkala

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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The Silly Chicken is a delightful and humorous tale about a chicken who learns to speak as we do - with surprising and unexpected consequences. The events that follow intrigue young children and, and at the same time, alert them in a very amusing way to the dangers of being too quick to believe everything you hear.  

This is illustrator/animator Jeff Jackson’s first children’s book. It expresses his unique ability to create a lively and amusing world, rich in color and in which anything can happen.


Éste es un encantador cuento de un pollo que aprende a hablar como nosotros. Esta historia va a intrigar a los niños pequeños y, al mismo tiempo, va a alertarlos, de forma graciosa, sobre los peligros de ser demasiado crédulos.

Este es el primer libro para niños del ilustrador/animador Jeff Jackson. Expresa su inusual habilidad para crear un mundo vívido y entretenido, rico en color, en el que cualquier cosa puede ocurrir.

Title:The Silly Chicken -- El Pollo BoboFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.11 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Institute for Study of Human KnowledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942698143

ISBN - 13:9781942698142


Editorial Reviews

"...this quirky, good-natured fable, with bright, aptly comical pictures, ably illustrates the maxim, it's important not to believe everything you hear." -Booklist"Set in the Middle East, Shah's retelling of a Sufi story sends a gentle message to readers: just because someone says it's so, does not make it so...With its simple language and repeating phrases, the story begs to be told, and Jackson's colorful pastel illustrations lend a zany accent to the antics. It's a classic case of 'the sky is falling' from an ancient culture, and it still has the ring of truth today" -School Library Journal