When Little Red Chicken comes home excited about what she learned in school, she explains to Papa that every story has "an elephant of surprise."
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.