Handa’s Surprise at Children 1st @ Oakwood
This delightful story tells of Handa’s journey from her home to her friend’s village with a present of fruit that she has picked specially. On her way, and without her knowing, different animals each take a fruit until there is nothing left in her basket and no surprise for her friend. All is solved when a goat charges at a nearby tree, and provides a big surprise for Handa!
Our Early Years have loved sharing the book, talking about the story and the beautiful illustrations. From role play using animal and fruit props, through to finding out about the fruits mentioned in the story, Handa’s Surprise has inspired so many activities. Perhaps one of the favourites was handling the fruits such as mango, pineapple and tangerines and carefully cutting them up ready for a mammoth tasting session! Yummy!!