My five year old daughter received this book from Santa last year. Santa was even clever enough to have it signed by the wonderful author Karen Andrews (Miscmum)!
I first heard this story when Karen read it at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. I was impressed by the warmth of the story and the inspiration it would provide for young children.
We have read this book A LOT at home and when doing so even my older boys were eager to see what was going to happen on the next page. Children of all ages love a surprise!
After a number of nights in a row of reading Surprise! for her bedtime story, my five year old daughter, then drew her own Surprise to add to the collection in the book. Now when we have other children over at story time, we always have to read this story so they can have a Surprise.
Surprise can be bought online at MiscPress or ask for it at your local bookstore. It is a beautiful story showing how small acts can bring big smiles 🙂 .