INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein
The basic info:
Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!
A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.
It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story —and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors —and offering humorous story-within-a-story views —this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks
In addition to the fun factor, this book has a sweet ending that will leave you and your kids (or little brothers and sisters or students) going "aw!"
So get it, read it, love it!
I'll be back in a few days with some pictures and updates from the Mendocino Writer's Conference. Hope to see a few of you there.