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Interrupting Chicken (original 2010; edition 2010)

by David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)

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Title:Interrupting Chicken
Authors:David Ezra Stein
Other authors:David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
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Summer Book-a-Day Challenge book #2 - This is a refreshing take on the nightly ritual of reading a story before bed. As Papa reads some of the classic fairy tales that we all know, young Chicken just can't stop himself from interrupting the story to solve the problems faced by the fairy tale characters. The illustrations are fun and colorful, and there is a nice twist at the end of the story. Children will relate because they know how it feels to want to call out the ending when you already know the story. This book is a Young Hoosier Book Award nominee for 2013-14. ( )
  stephanie.croaning | Sep 28, 2014 |
I absolutely love this story the entire way through. The relationship displayed between the father and child was cute and realistic. The illustrations were very colorful and expressive which helped provide humor and personality to the story. The relationship between the father and child is presents a healthy relationship. The way the tables turned with the father falling asleep instead of the child was a very cute part of the story. The dialogue also showed the kind of relationship they shared. The illustrations were very colorful and expressive through its style and precise body language. For example, when the child chicken interrupts the story, the illustration shows the chicken jumping into the fairy tale itself. This definitely brings the humor of the story to life. The central message of the book conveys that we should enjoy our time with loved ones such as our parents. ( )
  GinaBayne | Sep 22, 2014 |
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 |
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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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