Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
Written by David Ezra Stein
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536212099
Our Price: $7.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:

Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


watch more about Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise 

all downloads for this title

more titles by David Ezra Stein

view other editions

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

author/illustrator: David Ezra Stein

series name:
Interrupting Chicken

It’s homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learned that 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 surprise, 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 the Caldecott Honor Book Interrupting Chicken so beloved, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.

“Fresh, funny, and satisfying. . . . A treat for Interrupting Chicken fans.” —Booklist (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $10.99
1536212091 /  9781536212099
on sale date:
Picture Book Fiction / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 5/8" x 8 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Legends, Myths, Fables; Humorous Stories; Books & Libraries;
author’s comments:
David 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.
browse by:

view options