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Interrupting Chicken & the Elephant of Surprise Book Launch

We are, as always, honored to host David Ezra Stein and excited to celebrate his upcoming book, Interrupting Chicken & the Elephant of Surprise!

This highly anticipated companion to David Ezra Stein’s award-winning 'Interrupting Chicken' is as endearingly silly as ever!

FREE event

ALL AGES are welcome

*Books will be available for signing after the event*


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, surprise, and elephants alike.

Earlier Event: September 14
Food and the City with Ina Yalof