Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
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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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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Papa is trying to read the little red chicken a story, but he keeps warning the characters and ending the story early. I loved the change in style for the storybook papa and chicken were reading, vs ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Papa reads bedtime stories to the little red chicken, but as each fairy tale is read, the little red chicken interrupts. Finally Papa asks the little red chicken to tell him a story. The illustrations ... Read full review

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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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