It's punny. It's spooky. It's a meta picture book that puts a fresh spin on an old joke and elevates chicken comedy to ghastly new levels. A little spring chicken crosses the road but quickly gets flattened under a lorry. The barnyard beasts who've gone before break the news: now that Chicken's fried - dispatched to the Other Side - Chicken has a job, an unwanted job, as a noisy trouble-making ghost. This fowl may be weak in the beak, but Chicken knows that scaring people isn't nice. There is such a thing as a friendly ghost, after all - isn't there? Loaded with laughs and shivers, this Halloween-ready treat features ghoulishly funny art

Poultrygeist | Eric Geron and Pete Oswald

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