Handa's Surprise (英语) 平装 – 2006年7月24日
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
Eileen Browne is a bestselling author and illustrator, well known for her picture book classic, Handa's Surprise, and its sequel, Handa's Hen, both of which have been adapted into national puppet theatre productions and which have, together, sold over one million copies in more than twenty countries worldwide. In 2014, Handa's Surprise was named one of the 'Diverse Voices 50 best culturally diverse children's books' of all time, in a list compiled by a distinguished independent panel of children's book experts. Originally from Birmingham, Eileen now lives in Wiltshire.
It has so many good qualities for kids to learn about: the cultural differences; that some kids carry things on their head and not in commercial backpacks or bags; that even when bad things happen, they can have good endings; that unintended occurrences can be pleasant surprises. My son loved watching the animals take the fruits one by one and then he would act surprised each time the oranges fell in the basket. It also taught him some new fruits he didn't know because we don't regularly eat them-like guava.
I highly recommend this book, don't overlook it, it is a wonderful story that I think your kid will love!