Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?
Trick question, because it never was before… but now it is! Picture Book Month is an international initiative to celebrate children’s books and debunk the rumor that printed books will cease to exist because of new technology. Go read more at founder Dianne de Las Casas’ website, and tune in for the blog posts by famous authors and illustrators. There’s even a calendar with different themes for each day of November, so you can play along.
You know I can’t resist a good picture book, so this is right up my alley! Instead of NaNoWriMo or any of the other 30-Day-Blog-Challenges, I’ve decided to take on Picture Book Month as my own personal blogging challenge–I will highlight one book a day that goes along with the theme for that day, in addition to my regular blogging. Join me for Picture Book Month and share your favorite picture books!
November 11, 2011
Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein
When I was a school librarian, we belonged to a monthly book subscription which would send brand new picture books each month from specified categories. It was a fun way to introduce a variety of new books into the collection, and although you could go online to see which books were coming, I frankly never had the time so I was pleasantly surprised each month! Interrupting Chicken was one of those newly published books that came one month. It was a perfect read-aloud for my rambunctious Friday Clubs. While they were completing a craft activity, I read the book out loud and they thought it was hilarious when Little Read Chicken interrupted his father’s bedtime stories each night. Little Read Chicken just had to warn the characters in well-known stories what was about to happen! Funny story with a gentle lesson about manners and great illustrations!
What’s your favorite Chickens picture book?
Tune in tomorrow for the next picture book, and check out Picture Book Month’s website too!