Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is perfect to start any school year with, for our youngest learners and older students.  Little red chicken is a young and spunky chicken.  Little red chicken is full of energy at bedtime.  Little red chicken is a bit impulsive when he talks.  Papa is trying to put little red chicken to bed and thinks reading a bedtime story to him will be helpful.  Papa picks Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Chicken Little.  All three times, when trouble begins to happen little red chicken interrupts to quickly end the story.  Little red chicken can justify his interrupting.  It's easy to see Papa is getting a little frustrated and tired himself.  The ending is just charming and I can't give it away.  This book is perfect to help our students learn about being one of many, a larger community.  This book is funny and the dialogue encourages a lot of inflection.  I can't wait to share this book with my students on later this week and think it could be a fun read aloud at home for anyone having a hard time going to bed.

4 comments :

  1. I just picked this up from the library and I'm so glad I did. Thank you for sharing this book, I can't wait to read it to my class next week.

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  2. Thanks,looks good! Headed to Borders with my 40% off coupon and will be looking for this!

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  3. I bought this book about two weeks ago and am very anxious to share it with my kindergarten students. I can't wait to compare the little chicken's version of the fairy tales included in the text to the many other variations that exist. It is such a cute and inviting story that I know will get my students attention in the coming weeks! Glad you posted on this book.

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  4. I'm loving using this book as a social skills story this year. I've already had a kindergarten when someone interrupted me when I was reading: "Don't be like interrupting little chicken!"

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