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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein
Hardcover
Sep 11, 2018 | 40 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Sep 11, 2018 | 40 Pages | 4-8 years

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Stein contrasts the richly colored, comfortable scenes at home with the pale, restrained traditional storybook illustrations, which are in turn jolted by the addition of the colorful, comical Elephant of Surprise and Chicken herself. Following the same basic structure as the original story, this sequel is fresh, funny, and satisfying in its own way. A treat for Interrupting Chicken fans.
—Booklist (starred review)

Stein masterfully builds suspense with each imbedded story, for a gag that only gets more fun with each reveal.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Stein’s mixed-media illustrations allow the narrative styles to bounce back and forth between silly and serious, showing both wacky and cozy moments and honoring the warm, loving relationship between Chicken and her caregiver. Like its Caldecott Honor–winning predecessor Interrupting Chicken, this story centers on one extended gag; but many will enjoy giggling at it again and again, likely with a grownup of their own.
—The Horn Book

Little Chicken is back, and her metafictive editorial impulses are as strong as ever…fans of the two loving characters will be delighted to see them again. Unsurprisingly good.
—Kirkus Reviews

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