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Interrupting Chicken

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 230 x 280 x 10mm | 444g
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. illustrations
  • 0763641685
  • 9780763641689
  • 50,861

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The delivery is Catskill perfect; readers will fall hard for the antics of this hapless pair.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) It doesn't matter if you are a storytime librarian, classroom teacher or sleepy parent - Interrupting Chicken will have you matching giggles and gaffaws with your audience
--Bookends (Booklist blog) Stein uses page turns dramatically to build tension, which is released each time the chicken interrupts and amends a fairy tale...illustrations are vivid and dramatic. Great fun for reading aloud.
--Booklist This is one of the rare titles that will entertain both parent and child.
--School Library Journal This tender iteration of a familiar nighttime ritual will be equally welcomed by fond parents and those children for whom listening to stories is anything but a passive activity.
--Kirkus Reviews The colorful illustrations and humorous tone make this book an enjoyable independent read or as a read aloud.
--Library Media Connection Vibrant art is offbeat and original like the story line that still manages a familiar ring for patient parents and participatory kids alike
--San Francisco Chronicle This entire book is just as much fun as the title.
--Chicago Tribune A papa chicken can't get a word in edgewise in the lighthearted Caldecott Honor winner that proves patience is a virtue.
--Daily Candy Featured/recommended on Oprah's 2012 Kids Reading List
--Oprah.com
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About David Ezra Stein

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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Rating details

13,484 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 48% (6,520)
4 31% (4,181)
3 15% (2,038)
2 4% (483)
1 2% (262)
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