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Interrupting Chicken

Written & illustrated by David Ezra Stein
Published by Candlewick Press
4.13 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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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.

What Kind of Book is Interrupting Chicken

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • What does it mean to interrupt? Do you think there is ever a good time to interrupt someone?

  • Do your parents tell you bedtime stories? What is your favorite one?

  • Have you ever told someone else a bedtime story? What would your bedtime story be about?

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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
3.75 / 7.0

As you may have guessed from the title, one of these chickens has a problem with not interjecting in the middle of the story and it’s not the dad. The book is comical but also has some negative behaviors I didn’t appreciate, including the little chicken promising multiple times not to interrupt and the father rewarding the poor behavior.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Interrupting Chicken

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David Ezra Stein

DAVID EZRA STEIN received a Caldecott Honor for Interrupting Chickenand the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for Leaves, which was also a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice and a School Library Journal Best Book. He also wrote and illustrated Tad and Dad, Ol’ Mama Squirrel, Pouch!, The Nice Book and Love, Mouserella

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 2010
Text Details:
Malonia Voigo
Illustration Details:
Watercolor, water-soluble crayon, china marker, pen, opaque white ink, and tea
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