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{Surprise!: Caroline Hadilaksono}Surprise! by Caroline Hadilaksono
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books on September 25, 2018
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Bear, Squirrel, and Raccoon have been friends a long time. A loooooooong time. So when a family of city folks comes to the neighborhood, the friends think that a surprise welcome party is just the kind of fun they’ve been looking for. Well, the party turns out to be quite the surprise indeed, but maybe not exactly what Bear, Squirrel, and Raccoon were imagining?

Laugh-out-loud fun for friends and families of all species.

{My thoughts} – A surprise indeed. I enjoyed reading through this book. It’s about a group of animals that are friends, but they are bored because it is always just the three of them. They want to make some new friends and try to when a family of humans sow up for a camping trip. However, their surprise doesn’t go as planned. Instead of being able to enjoy the day with the human’s they scare them off.

I think that any child can enjoy this book. It has it’s laugh out loud moments, especially when you are looking through the illustrations while reading the words on each page. Both help to bring the story to life quite splendidly.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.