Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
by David Ezra Stein
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 learned 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?