Surprise! by Mike HensonSurprise! by Mike Henson


byMike Henson

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Badger wants to show Rabbit something. But why do the lights keep going on and off? There are plenty of surprises in store for the animals in this simple, vibrant picture book which is both a mystery and a guessing game. As young readers prepare to turn the pages, they can try to predict what will happen next.
Mike Henson grew up in South Africa and from an early age always loved to draw. He now lives by the sea in Hampshire, England, with his wife and three children, who provide him with daily inspiration. Mike enjoys writing songs and children's stories, creating a mess in the kitchen, and making robots out of cardboard boxes.
Title:Surprise!Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.62 × 9.62 × 0.38 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:words & picturesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191027741X

ISBN - 13:9781910277416


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun celebration at a surprise party Rabbit's friends have a HUGE surprise for him but it's top secret. Mom's the word. They invite him over and upon his arrival strange and magical things begin to happen. The lights keep going on and off. Whatever is happening he thinks? Each time they re-appear a brand new surprise awaits Rabbit. Lights on: His friends have donned funny costumes. Off! Lights on: Everyone is grooving and disco-dancing under the shiny disco balls... Off! Lights on: The circus is in town and everyone is an under-the-big-top performer! "Oh my! (thinks Rabbit) This party is amazing!... ... Every time the light goes on. there's a fantastic-" "Surpr-oh..." Kids will try to guess what might be coming up next I'm sure. The last surprise is best of all, it's the icing on the cake... literally! Rabbit will be blown away by the generosity and love he receives from his friends. The book enables kids to interact, guess and predict future happenings. Due to the simplicity of the text there is a ton of room for discussion and vocabulary development. The illustrations are colourful, vibrant and full of fun activity. The book is not only a birthday celebration but a celebration of friendship and love. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-11-20

Editorial Reviews

"Very young children should have fun guessing what comes next after each blackout, and Henson's minimal text is pre-reader-friendly. Simply cute." - Kirkus Reviews