Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise


Author: David Ezra Stein

Illustrator: David Ezra Stein

The little red chicken is eager to tell Papa how she’s learned at school that every story has an elephant of surprise! Elephant of surprise? Papa is sure that isn’t right. But, the chicken is pretty sure she heard elephant, so her and Papa dive into some classic tales to see just what they will find. They read The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel, and The Little Mermaid, and in each the little red chicken finds elephants a plenty – much to her father’s surprise!

Your young readers will laugh out loud as interrupting chicken returns for a second hilarious story and discovers that with a little ingenuity she can insure there’s an elephant of surprise in her favorite stories. Ages 3-6. 40pp.