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Interrupting Chicken

In Interrupting Chicken, a zany tale for children ages 4 through 8, a little red chicken is ready for her bedtime story.

Book coverHer father warns her not to interrupt, but she persists in her habit of making comments and stopping the flow of the story.

So her father suggests that she read a story to him. The chicken is surprised by his response.

This children's book by David Ezra Stein is a 2011 Caldecott Medal Honor Book, and it's easy to see why with its lovable father-daughter interaction, its humorous take on the chicken's aversion to sleep, and her father's patience with his offspring's creative storytelling (Candlewick Press).


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