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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken (2010)

by David Ezra Stein

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When a child has such an enthusiastic personality, sometimes letting them take the reins is better than trying to tame the excitement. In my opinion, this is a sweet, and comical story for all ages. The vivid, and exciting illustrations captured my attention immediately, and kept the story interesting. Little chicken’s excitement over the books made me laugh out loud a few times for the blunt endings she created. At the end of her father’s “Little Red Riding Hood” story she shouted, “DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS!’ So Little Red Riding Hood didn’t. THE END!” Structurally, the book followed a clear pattern that was easy to understand. Little chicken and her father shared an endearing relationship that is easily relatable. The way little chicken said, “Good night, Papa,” while rubbing his head, exemplified her admiration for her Papa. ( )
  cyoung23 | Sep 11, 2014 |
This was another cute book. Chicken needs to go to bed, but she keeps interrupting her father's bedtime stories instead of being lulled to sleep by them. The words were entertaining, for they took well-known stories and broke them up with Chicken's silly, briefly summarized endings. The drawings of Chicken in each of the stories she was being read were so different--one of them definitely did not belong. Their contrast aided the point of the book, for I could definitely see a five-year-old laughing at Chicken saying that she came into the story of Hansel and Gretel and ate the witch's candy house. ( )
  parejess | Jun 10, 2014 |
A very funny tale about a little chicken who is being put to bed by her father. As he begins tale after tale, she onvariably interrupts him and changes the ending last minute. Nicely illustrated with bright bold colors and the funny story keeps children interested. I liked the funny ending of the story.
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 9, 2014 |
This book has bright, old, colorful images, and highlights the relationship between parents and children during story time. It also broaches the issue of interrupting - I'm guessing it's a common occurrence with many children!
  JocelynPLang | Jun 9, 2014 |
Fun book with warm and colorful illustrations. Papa chicken is putting little red chicken to bed and reading her bedtime stories, only she keeps interrupting and changes the ending of the stories. She begs for another story after another and finally, exhausted Papa has her make her own story and read it to him which puts him to sleep. The end! Very fun and is great for younger readers.
  astares | May 19, 2014 |
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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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