“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Interrupting Chicken. Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, Scholastic Inc., c.2010
Reading Level: 300L
Synopsis: This picture book tells of a little red chicken who likes story time, but he has a problem with interrupting. Father chicken begins to tell him several classic stories, but little red chicken continues to interrupt all of the stories with his opinions and interjections to the characters.
Rationale for classroom use: This could be a great read-aloud story because it shows how involved Little Red Chicken gets in each story. It would also be a great extension of the classics that are in the story already, like Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little.
Common Core Connection: Reading literature standards that answer the questions of who, what, when, why, and how, as well as recounting stories such as fables and folktales