Surprise Book CoverBeautiful, vividly colored birds and chicks accompany simple, handwritten words of feelings and actions that correspond with the stages of parenthood. From expecting and caring to encouraging and letting go, this thoughtful book will especially appeal to parents who can relate to their own cherished parenthood journey. Though the concepts portrayed seem mature or abstract for the intended audience, children will delight in the energetic, neon
Title: Surprise
Author: Mies Van Hout
Illustrator: Mies Van Hout
Publisher: Lemniscaat USA LLC, New York
Copyright: 2014
Original language: Dutch
Translator: Lemnisaat USA
Original title: Verrassing
Original publisher: Lemniscaat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Original copyright: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-935954-34-7
Hardcover pages: 32
Age range: 3-6
Genre: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity: Dutch
Author’s residence: The Netherlands
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Dutch
Illustrator’s residence: The Netherlands
Awards:  2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books Grades PreK-2
Subjects: Birds, Emotions, Families, Parenting

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