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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
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Interrupting Chicken (2010)

by David Ezra Stein

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Interrupting Chicken is about a young chicken who always interrupts his Papa during bed time stories. The young chicken likes to make up his own versions of the stories, so he ends up making up his own bedtime story to tell his Papa. This book is one many children can identify with- the excitement before bedtime that can make it hard to go to sleep, and the creativity that can be found in making up a new bedtime story. The aspect of it being chickens can make this book silly for kids. The illustrations are very colorful and help the story come alive.
  kaitfenton | Feb 5, 2016 |
In this book, a little red chicken asks her father to read her a bedtime story to help her fall asleep. The bedtime stories do not help the little red chicken fall asleep, however. Instead, the little red chicken loves to interrupt the stories and save the characters from the danger that lies ahead of them. This book engages the reader with its illustrations and humor. The bedtime stories that the father reads to the little red chicken are illustrated in a way that makes the reader feel as if he/she is also reading the stories with the characters. The little red chicken's repeated interrupting behavior creates a string of predictable events that gets the reader to anticipate the next page. The little red chicken's interrupting behavior is also sure to make the reader laugh!

Genre: fantasy
This book qualifies as fantasy because it features a father and daughter chicken who talk and perform human-like activities, such as reading bedtime stories. ( )
  Lucymae | Feb 4, 2016 |
This book is entertaining, because of the little chicken's interruptions. Stein has wonderful illustrations that are detailed and interesting, adding to the plot and entertainment of the book. This book could be used for teaching the theme of values, because this little chicken stands up for what he believes in as he protects the folktale characters.
  brynnschaal | Jan 30, 2016 |
A bedtime book where little red chicken consistently interrupts her papa when he reads her night time story. The story line incorporates some favorite traditional stories for familiarity.This Caldecott Honor book is colorfully illustrated using multiple techniques. Themes: bedtime, manners, story time, Fun for read aloud, and discussion on interrupting.
  JuliannOlson2015 | Dec 2, 2015 |
Interrupting Chicken is such a cute story! It is about The Little Read Chicken who cannot help but interrupt her Papa when he reads a bedtime story each night. As Papa reads, the little chicken knows the characters, whether Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood, are about to get into trouble, so she shouts out and interrupts the story never allowing Papa to finish. Little Red Chicken gets so excited keeping the story characters out of trouble, that she still isn't asleep. It's frustrating for Papa, so Little Red Chicken offers to read him a story instead, and before long she puts him to sleep.

This is the perfect story to teach little ones manners and the concept that it is rude to interrupt. David Ezra Stein is both the author and the illustrator. The colors are fabulous and the illustrations are whimsical. It's a cute story for adults and kids. I know I could use it in my classroom. ( )
  LaurenCollins85 | Nov 24, 2015 |
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Father and son are chickens in this book and it is bedtime for son, though, when it comes time for bedtimem stories the son is overwhelmed with excitement and inserts himself into each plot line of the few classics dad chicken tries to get through before he is able to get to the end of the story; be it Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel or Chicke Little. The illustrations in this book are likely what will be what stand-out to the story.
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Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

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