Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken

by David Ezra Stein

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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

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. (Ages 4-8)

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763689032
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 19,005
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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Interrupting Chicken 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Papa chicken pulled the jammie top over little red chicken's head and picked her up to take him to her bed. The dark sky could be seen between the cracks of the curtains as a breeze ruffled them. Little chicken's bed was ready and waiting and her teddy was already tucked in, but there was something amiss. Little chicken announced to her Papa that there was something missing and when asked what it was she boldly announced, "A bedtime story!" There were lots of books piled up near the bed, and Papa agreed and firmly announced, "I'll read one of your favorites. And of course you are not going to `interrupt' the story tonight are you?" Oh, no ... little red chicken was really going to be a good girl! Papa began to read the story of "Hansel and Gretel" and just when the old woman invited them in, the little red chicken began to shout her warning to the children and said, "So Hansel and Gretel didn't. THE END." It may have been true, but Papa was not very happy with little red chicken and scolded her. Oh, yes, she was going to be a very good girl. Maybe. Papa began to read about "Little Red Riding Hood." "Out jumped a little red chicken, and she said, `DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS!'" Papa was not very happy with two interruptions and scolded little red chicken again. Was Papa ever going to get through a book without interruption? Was little red chicken going to be a good girl and listen? This marvelously zany story of the little red chicken that interrupted her Papa's stories will tickle your funny bone. Of course this story does have a light realistic cast to it as many little ones, as we all know, sometimes enjoy interrupting a story to shout out the ending. The little red chicken has the "I know, I know" syndrome and loves to tell her Papa the end of the story. This story has a delightfully humorous twist at the end that would make even the most diehard curmudgeon smile. The artwork has a lovely nostalgic aura when Papa is reading from a fairy tale and a scintillatingly silly cast to it when we see him reading to his little chicken. Quill says: Interrupting Chicken is a Caldecott Honor Book, a definite tale for those who enjoy a little humor in their bedtime stories!
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
My nephew went completely ga-ga over this book. I had to read it to him five times in a row and now every time I go over to visit him, he comes running at me with Interrupting Chicken. I really liked that this book teaches kids about interrupting because I think that is one of the rudest things you can do. Children need to learn manners and using a colorful, interesting story is a great way to get the message across.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the illustrations are outstanding and the story is very entertaining.
taylorEZ More than 1 year ago
I like this book because the illustration of each story contrast the chicken when it comes in plus the chicken has a beard. I like this book because every time the dad chicken tried to read a book to the kid chicken the kid chicken would interrupt.Then at the end the chicken read to the papa and got interrupted by his snoring. I like this book because the chicken interrupted his papa then at the end his papa interrupted chicken by snoring.
ericaTK More than 1 year ago
I like the illustrations because it made it look like the chicken was in the story's the papa read   I like the story's books what the papa read like the little red riding hood how the little chicken interrupted the story the chicken was very funny and he always interrupted  
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I think that this book is GRRREAT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute books! 3 year old and 6 year old love it.
Cordesclass More than 1 year ago
Our Kindergarten class thinks that the Interrupting Chicken is an awesome book! The illustrations are amazing and funny. This book even got a Caldecott Award! In this story, the Little Red Chicken interrupts three stories while his Papa tries to read them to him. We think it's so funny when the Little Red Chicken interrupts the story and puts himself as a character in the story, quickly adding "the end" before it is even finished. We also loved it when the Little Red Chicken, who feels badly about interrupting his Papa, decides to tell his own story to his Papa at the end. There is a funny surprise at the end of the book so you will have to read it to find out what happens! We think you will love this story and we think you should read it as soon as possible!
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