Title: Interrupting Chicken
Author: David Ezra Stein
Illustrator: David Ezra Stein
Publisher: Candlewick (2016)
Series: Interrupting Chicken (1); Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise (2)
A chicken begs her father to read a fairy tale book at bedtime. As the father reads a new story, the excited chicken keeps interrupting. During Hansel and Gretel, she shouts “DON’T GO IN! SHE’S A WITCH!… THE END!” Two more stories, Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little end in similar ways. When they run out of stories the tired father suggests she write her own story. As she reads her story “Bedtime for Papa” she is interrupted by his snoring.