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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
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Sep 12, 2011

really liked it
Recommended for: Everyone!!!

1. Picture Book-Other

2. While Papa reads Chicken several bedtime stories, Chicken interrupts by adding her own scenarios to the stories, and doesn’t allow Papa to finish reading. Papa advises Chicken that interrupting isn’t a nice thing to do, and in return, Chicken reads Papa a story and he falls asleep.

3a. The best part of this is the connection of the illustrations to the text and the use of popular stories within the book.

3b. If someone separated the text from the pictures, readers can easily match the two. The vivid colors instantly attract the eyes to the page which in return made me want to read even more. I also liked how the illustrator used life-sized books for Papa to read even though he’s small. The use of famous stories like "Hansel and Gretel", "Chicken Little", and "Little Red Riding Hood" children are able to make connections between how the story actually ended and how Chicken wanted it to end.

3c. After Papa read that Hansel and Gretel were going to enter the witch’s home, chicken said, “DON’T GO IN! SHE’S A WITCH!” The illustration at this point in the story shows Chicken screaming at Hansel and Gretel within the story book to not go into the home.

4. In order to tie this story in with the curriculum, I would use it for community health and wellness. This book is great for kindergarten or first grade students, and teaches them cooperative behavior as well as respect for others when it comes to interrupting others.


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message 1: by Sue (new)

Sue Great way to talk about the connections between text and pictures. Fun curriculum tie-in. Kids will get the humor but also the lesson.

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