Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
25 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
I mean to say, detailed pictures are great. - Goodreads
The illustrations are great. - Goodreads
SHE'S A WITCH!"—and truncated, happy endings. - Kirkus
Dark red is used as background color of the pictures. - Goodreads

Review: Interrupting Chicken

User Review  - Elizabeth Menchaca - Goodreads

Little Red Chicken is getting ready for bed, she puts on her pajamas and asks Papa to read her a bed time story “Alright said Papa. I'll read you one of your favorites. And of course you are not going ... Read full review

Review: Interrupting Chicken

User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

This book is about a Papa chicken attempting to read a bedtime story to his little red chicken. , but the little one keeps interrupting the story. As Papa begins to read a traditional literature story ... 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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