Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

By: David Macaulay
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1987

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In this world everything affects everything else. Each cause has an effect. We slam a door that shakes the walls which disturbs the some dust which makes us sneeze. Slamming the door is the cause and sneezing is the eventual effect. If we slam a door because we are angry, then anger is the cause and slamming the door is the effect — which becomes the cause of the effect of sneezing, unless by sneezing we spill the tea that we are sipping, which makes sneezing the cause and spilling the effect. All of which can be very confusing. Let David Macaulay make it clear as he tells the tale of the chicken and of Desperate Dan, the bandit, in beautiful full-color pictures. Each is cleverly detailed for the reader to follow easily, picture by picture, but the cause and the effect.

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