SURPRISE! Was written and illustrated by Caroline Hidilaksono. Arthur A. Levine Books published it in 2018.

This is a fun read about forest friends who get bored. They want to make new friends, go on a new adventure. But other animals in the forest are busy doing their own things.
Then, one day some strange looking “animals” come to the campsite with their car and tent.

Our heroes decide to surprise their new friends with a party. A huge mix-up in communication results!


The heroes keep trying to show their new “friends” their intentions. But the campers completely misunderstand everything!

The resulting confusion makes for an interesting and laugh-out-loud funny story.

Kids will enjoy the mix-ed up humor and you can sneak in a lesson on clear communication, too.

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