Interrupting Chicken

Basic Info:

Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Published in 2010 by Candlewick Press.

Book Review:

When it’s time for bed, the young chicken loves being read bedtime stories by his father but he just can’t help but interrupt! This is the story of this little chicken as he creates happy endings to some of his favorite fairytales. This story is great for young elementary-aged children who are learning about fairytales and love being able to tell their own stories. It’s great as a read-aloud, as children will love guessing what the chicken will say next! This Caldecott Honor book will keep children engaged until the very last page.


This is a great resource if you want to use this story as a way to create a positive classroom environment of respectful children who don’t interrupt! Disclaimer: Be careful not to over-vilify the chicken! Sometimes kids just interrupt and it doesn’t always have to be a big deal!

This book is also great as a jumping-off point for children developing their own stories! Here is a lesson plan snapshot you might enjoy: Lesson Plan Snapshot (Interrupting Chicken)



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