Expect the unexpected when you settle in with any of this set of five eye-openers! You may find yourself going along, & going along, & going along, and... then... BAM! A turn of events that came out of seemingly no place (though in one case I was HOPING for a certain ending--but not expecting it at all)!
Ben gets a penguin as a gift, but it doesn’t seem to DO anything. Is it even real? The most oft-repeated phrase in the book is, “penguin said nothing.” One gets the distinct impression Ben is about to ask for the gift receipt by the time a gasp-worthy moment or two finally comes along!
I Want My Hat Back
(previously mentioned here)
This little hen spends most of the book eating & eating, and growing & growing. I know the feeling. Before long, a hungry fox enters the picture, and things don’t look so good for our heroine. The fox makes his move, and…the book ends! Almost just like that, but with a bit of a shock in-between.