Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

By David Ezra Stein
Illustrated 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?

  • The long-awaited follow-up to the Caldecott Honor winning Interrupting Chicken, which has been translated into 9 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!

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. Find him online at

ISBN: 9781406378061
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 270 x 220mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/10/18 at 01:52:15
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