Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
Publication Date: 22 July 2019
Little Chicken has learnt what every good story should have ... an ELEPHANT of surprise!
SURPRISE! The little red chicken is back in David Ezra Stein's follow-up to the Caldecott Honor book Interrupting Chicken. It's homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learnt what every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or is it, as her papa suggests, an element of surprise? As they dive into some stories - looking for the parts that make you go "Whoa! I didn't know that was going to happen!" - Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he's right. After all, there are no elephants in The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel or The Little Mermaid... Or are there?
- The long-awaited follow-up to the Caldecott Honor winner, Interrupting Chicken, which has been translated into 10 languages worldwide.
- Just as funny, if not funnier, than the previous book. The little red chicken is still interrupting Papa's stories, but this time with an added elephant of surprise. We mean, element of surprise!
- "Features stories within stories. All with elephants. Lots and lots of elephants, each of them, as advertised, surprising" The New York Times
About the Author
David Ezra Stein is the creator of many award-winning picture books, including Interrupting Chicken, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Dinosaur Kisses, I'm My Own Dog and Ice Boy. He lives with his family in New York, USA.