My current favorite picture book is “Interrupting Chicken” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. The pictures are so awesome the book received a Caldecott Honor Medal! The best thing about this book is the main character, Chicken.
Just like most children, Chicken likes to hear a story at bedtime. Just like most children, Chicken wants to be good. And just like most children, Chicken gets too excited and interrupts.
You can’t help but love Chicken, though. Her enthusiasm is contagious. You also can’t help but feel sorry for her frustrated dad, whom she calls Papa.
Does Chicken let Papa read an entire story without interrupting? Does Chicken fall asleep so Papa can relax? You’re going to have to read the book to find out! Enjoy!
Have you read “Interrupting Chicken” or another good book? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!