The Surprise Visitor

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Mar 13, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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With classically beautiful illustrations and a text that overflows with charm and humor, The Surprise Visitor reminds readers that it's what's inside that truly matters-especially to a mother.
One morning, Edgar Small discovers a blue, speckled "roundish thing"-an egg-on his front step. Who could it belong to? Edgar visits several animals, but the roundish thing does not fit in with any of them. All of the animals are willing to help, though, and they decorate the egg to make it more attractive. With a coat of fresh yellow paint, a smiling face, and a big bushy tail, the roundish thing is looking quite handsome-but when the egg finally reunites with its mother, will she recognize it as her own?

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An atavistic charm hovers around Kangas's authorial debut, with its genial story of good-neighborliness and its fully fleshed, closely observed art full of soft woodland colors. Charming because it ... Read full review

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User Review  - mom2blu - LibraryThing

We LOVE this book, my son makes me read it every night. He learned several sign language signs and words by asking about things in this book. The story is wonderful, the illustrations are simply ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Juli Kangas is the illustrator of the lovely picture book Photographer Mole by Dennis Haseley.