Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
56 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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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

A young chicken loves for her papa to tell her bedtime stories but can't keep herself from interrupting to tell the characters the thing that will keep them out of trouble. Amusing, and the illustrations are in an interesting, saturated style that I quite liked. Read full review

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User Review  - S_Trevor - LibraryThing

Interrupting Chicken is a book about a father reading his son a bedtime story. The catch here is that the little red chicken won't stop interrupting the story with his own ending! Eventually, they run ... 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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