Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

Category: Book
By (author): Stein, David Ezra
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.00in x 9.00in x 0.35in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Surprise! The little red chicken is back - and as endearingly silly as ever - in David Ezra Stein's follow-up to the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.

It's homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learned about something 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 part that makes a reader say "Whoa! I didn't know that was going to happen," 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 Interrupting Chicken so beloved by readers, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.
Review Quote*Stein contrasts the richly colored, comfortable scenes at home with the pale, restrained traditional storybook illustrations, which are in turn jolted by the addition of the colorful, comical Elephant of Surprise and Chicken herself. Following the same basic structure as the original story, this sequel is fresh, funny, and satisfying in its own way. A treat for Interrupting Chicken fans.
-Booklist (starred review)

Little Chicken is back, and her metafictive editorial impulses are as strong as ever...fans of the two loving characters will be delighted to see them again. Unsurprisingly good.
-Kirkus Reviews
Biographical NoteDavid Ezra Stein is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including Interrupting Chicken, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor, I'm My Own Dog, Ice Boy, and Dinosaur Kisses. He lives with his family in Kew Gardens, New York.