Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
author/illustrator: David Ezra Stein
It’s homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learned that every good story should have an elephant of surprise. Or could it be an element of surprise (as her amused papa explains)? As they dive in to story after story, looking for the surprise, Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he’s right. After all, there are definitely no elephants in “The Ugly Duckling,” “Rapunzel,” or “The Little Mermaid”—or are there? Elephant or element, something unexpected awaits Papa in every story, but a surprise may be in store for the little red chicken as well. Full of the same boisterous charm that made the Caldecott Honor Book Interrupting Chicken so beloved, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.
“Fresh, funny, and satisfying. . . . A treat for Interrupting Chicken fans.” —Booklist (starred review)