Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
59 Reviews
Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!

A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.

It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story --and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors --and offering humorous story-within-a-story views --this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.

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Great selection for the Caldecott Honor. - Goodreads
The illustrations are great. - Goodreads
SHE'S A WITCH!"—and truncated, happy endings. - Kirkus

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User Review  - parejess - LibraryThing

This was another cute book. Chicken needs to go to bed, but she keeps interrupting her father's bedtime stories instead of being lulled to sleep by them. The words were entertaining, for they took ... Read full review

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User Review  - ameliagilbertson - LibraryThing

A very funny tale about a little chicken who is being put to bed by her father. As he begins tale after tale, she onvariably interrupts him and changes the ending last minute. Nicely illustrated with ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include LEAVES, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. He lives in Kew Gardens, New York.

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