A Small Surprise

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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A triumphant and endearing tale to tickle the smallest listeners.

A very small bunny wants to join the circus and is not put off by a sign reading “Small Animals Need Not Apply.” Though he is too small to wipe his nose or tie his shoes or walk far without a rest, he is not too small to make a BIG impression on the lion, the orangutan, and the other big animals of this circus troupe. This buoyant little tale is at turns funny, endearing, clever—and just right for the smallest child in any family. The brief text and expressive illustrations are great fun to share with a preschooler.


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User Review  - babshe1 - LibraryThing

A Small Surprise, by Louise Yates, was a cute book with little to it. Much of the book was pictures with limited text. The big picture of the text was not to judge things by their size. I thought this ... Read full review

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User Review  - YMcMillion - LibraryThing

This was an excellent book. The story was great and I think the pictures would help any child become excited about it. The moral is be who you are because your role is just as important as another ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Louise Yates began drawing pictures to go with stories she wrote at a very young age. A Small Surprise is the first published book from this talented young author-artist who obviously understands the art of communicating with the youngest child through words and pictures. She lives in London.


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