Ode to a Chicken

by Chris White

Ode to a Chicken by Chris White

A funny thing, the chicken
It must never be forgotten
Clucks come from its front
And eggs come from its bottom.

  — Chris White

Illustration by Chris White. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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About the Author

Chris White is a writer. Illustrator and performance poet from the UK. He has sold thousands of books world-wide due to constant appearances at festivals, schools and libraries across the globe.

He has had many poetry and story books published since his first, Bitey the Veggie Vampire, in 2000. As well as scribbling pictures to accompany his own work, Chris illustrates for other authors too., including Brian Moses, Joshua Seigal and Neal Zetter. His latest book is The A to Z of Completely Made Up Dinosaurs.

Chris has featured at many literary festivals , including The Edinburgh Fringe, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Doha Book Festival and The Cheltenham Book Festival.

His poetry performances and writing workshops have taken him all over the world, visiting schools in places such as China, Russia, Vietnam, Jordan, India, Germany and even The Congo, where he held a poetry and illustration workshop in a cave! Chris recently was writer in residence at the Qatar National Library.

Chris has visited thousands of schools and libraries during his writing and illustrating career. Inspiring countless children to be creative and write their own stories, poems and pick up a pencil and start scribbling their own illustrations.

Chris has had his poems and pictures broadcast on BBC TV and radio, and worked for the British government and the British Council on various projects. He contributes to The Story Mouse App and also designs t-shirts and merchandise for musical acts.

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