Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken, winner of a Caldecott Honor, is a funny picture book about, you guessed it, an interrupting chicken! In this simple story, Papa attempts to put little chicken to bed with a bedtime story. As usual, he cannot get through a story without little chicken's enthusiastic interruptions. I love Papa's advice to little chicken after her first interruption: "Try not to get so involved." That turns out to be an impossible task for his book-loving daughter. With each story, Papa grows more and more exasperated.  At last he has the brilliant solution of reversing things and allowing little chicken to read him a bedtime story instead. Read Interrupting Chicken to find out if Papa's strategy works.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy repetition in stories and a good laugh! Young readers will especially enjoy the bright illustrations and the expressive faces of Papa and little chicken.

By Mrs. N.

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