by Mike Henson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910277416
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

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. 

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Surprise! 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
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.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I loved the large, clear illustrations in this book. They showed how much fun the friends were having using bright, vibrant colours that showed cute expressions. There was very little text in the story, but it was still a cute book. The discussions and vocabulary development that can occur while talking about the pictures will make this a winner for toddlers and young children. There is so much happening in the pictures. I'm not sure about using it to reinforce opposites though, I must have missed something. A good choice for a family library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.