David Ezra Stein Inks Deal With Candlewick Press

By Maryann Yin 

candlewickDavid Ezra Stein has signed a deal with Candlewick Press. He plans to create a picture book entitled Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise.

This project will be a sequel to the 2010 Caldecott Honor title, Interrupting Chicken. The publication date for the new book has been set for September 12, 2017.

Here’s more from the press release: “The little red chicken is back in this hilarious sequel and is as endearingly silly as ever as she teaches Papa what every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or, as Papa suggests, is it an element of surprise? Full of the same boisterous charm that made Interrupting Chicken beloved by readers, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.”