|December 2016 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 4 to 10
A 2011 Caldecott Honoree!
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! Little Red Chicken's soft heart means she can't help but jump into each story to warn Hansel and Gretel and then Red Riding Hood about impending danger, and to assure Chicken Little: Don't panic! It was just an acorn!
Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story. She fills four pages with preschool-style spelling and drawings about a chicken putting her papa to bed, but her tale is interrupted by Papa's snores. At the end, the pair cuddle together, asleep. This all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.
The childlike humor of this wonderfully illustrated picture book will bring belly laughs from kids, particularly those who know the original stories.
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