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Handa's Surprise Paperback – 18 August 1997

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Product details

  • Publisher : Walker Books; 1st edition (18 August 1997)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0744536340
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0744536348
  • Reading age : 3 years and up
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Rich, hot colours and fluid brush-strokes zap each scene into life... ― The Independent on Sunday

...so luscious it seems almost edible... ― The Observer

With beautifully drawn animals and rich colours immaculately displayed on every page, this book is a brilliant introduction for toddlers and children under five years. ― Handa's Surprise featured as one of Pride Magazine's 'best books' for children.

Featured/recommended ― Yellow Brick Road

“Young readers will enjoy the rich, brightly-coloured illustrations, as well as the gentle humour of a story about sharing and friendship.” ― Amnesty.org.uk

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Creator of the immensely popular picture books Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen.

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5.0 out of 5 stars See my review for teaching ideas using this book as a stimuli for: fruits, heathy eating, people, the world, surprises,transport
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