Monday, 2 February 2009

A chicken walks into a library...

( I heard this joke the other day, as told by Joni Mitchell during a radio interview)

A chicken walks into the library. It goes up to the circulation desk and says: "book, bok, bok, boook". The librarian hands the chicken a book. It tucks it under his wing and runs out. A while later, the chicken runs back in, throws the first book into the return bin and goes back to the librarian saying: "book, bok, bok, bok, boook". Again the librarian gives it a book, and the chicken runs out. The librarian shakes her head. Within a few minutes, the chicken is back, returns the book and starts all over again: "boook, book, bok bok boook". The librarian gives him yet a third book, but this time as the chicken is running out the door, she follows it. The chicken runs down the street, through the park and down to the riverbank. There, sitting on a lily pad is a big, green frog. The chicken holds up the book and shows it to the frog, saying: "Book, bok, bok, boook". The frog blinks, and croaks: "read-it, read-it, read-it".

3 comments:

Sam said...

I sincerely hope the Librarian in question was reprimanded for not asking the chicken for its library card or proof of address.

Anonymous said...

See if they had Swanse library service library system the chicken would have known they had read the book already.

Anonymous said...

There is a very fine children's picture book that tells this story. I think it's published by Scholastic (or, it was when I worked ina bookshop a few year ago) and called "Book Book Book."

Highly recommended for every children's section, and for librarians who want a bit of light relief.