Friday, June 3, 2016

Bedtime Story: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Read for: Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "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."

My Review: I picked up this book in hopes to inspire a little change in Munchkin's (and nearly every other child's) habit of interrupting while others are in conversations or talking. Well it didn't quite work out that way. It is a silly story where little chicken interrupts bedtime stories with her own little twist until papa chicken flips it on her. There really was no reason for the little chicken to stop interrupting and didn't provide a lesson the way I had hoped it would. It is still a fun and entertaining story to read though, just not what I was hoping for.
My Rating: This wasn't exactly what I was looking for or what I was expecting and it didn't capture Munchkin's attention either.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. I read this with Gnome a while ago. We thought it was funny.

    1. I have had a few parents tell me that, maybe I will have to work on getting the voices and try again.