Summary - Hamish, Alice, Meg and Thomas are four very different children with one thing in common - they love surprises!
And you'll love yours at the end of the story.
Review - Written by the fantastic blogger/twitterer, Karen Andrews, and illustrated by Kim Fleming, Surprise! is a little different than my normal review fare. (Hence I haven't given it a rating, just a review). I read many picture books to young kids so I know what kids respond to.
This picture book has many elements that kids will enjoy. Lots of dialogue so I can make the most of my repertoire of horrific voices. A plethora of characters that represent the different cultures that are typical of classrooms. Some crafty mentions of the book within the book. Lastly, a great little...you guessed it, Surprise! at the end of the book.
This book is great fun as it makes sport of borrowing and returning books, something we all should be encouraging from a very young age. Even better there's a cool little fold on the back page so kids can leave a surprise (in this case, a drawing) for the next borrower.
Format: Picture book
Publisher: Miscellaneous Press
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