Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
44 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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Fun book with warm and colorful illustrations. - LibraryThing
The plot of the story is humorous and entertaining. - LibraryThing
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Colorful illustrations that are amusing to the eye. - LibraryThing
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Time has come and little red chicken is about to be read a bedtime story by Papa. He says remember not to interrupt the story, however she cannot help but say something. Whether it is Hansel and ... Read full review

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I love this book. I gave it 5 stars because it is so fun to read. I read this book during my mentor sentences lesson. Students had to guess why I chose this book. They were laughing the entire time! 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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