Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by Davis Ezra Stein is very funny. The elephant (element) of surprise is in every story the chicken’s father reads to her. The conclusions in the fractured fairy tales that are rearranged to accommodate the element/elephant are laugh out loud. The father’s insistence that there are no elephants in these stories is repeatedly proven wrong by his daughter. The exuberant, colorful paintings are a  real bonus.