Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But as she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits. A monkey takes the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passion fruit.
Handa walks on, wondering which of the fruits her friend will like best, oblivious to the fact that her basket is now empty. But then, behind her, a goat charges into a tangerine tree and fills Handa’s basket with the fruit. “Hello, Akeyo,” she greets her friend. “I’ve brought you a surprise.” But when she lifts off her basket, it’s Handa who gets the biggest surprise. Akeyo, meanwhile, is delighted, because tangerines are her favourite fruit!
Handa’s Surprise Wooden Character Set by Yellow Door Education
Made from natural FSC pine, each figure has a 15mm flat base making them sturdy and easy to stand up. Based on the original illustrations from Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne, these ten fantastic colourful wooden characters will bring the story to life. The figure of Handa is reversible so she starts the story with a colourful and varied basket of fruit but ends her journey with tangerines. Ideal for encouraging talk and narrative play, this set of Handa’s Surprise wooden figures is perfect for a variety of story mapping and sequencing activities. Safe for age 18m+.
Each set includes: Handa (70 x 115mm), Akeyo (45 x 95mm), Elephant (210 x 130mm), Giraffe (120 x 110mm), Zebra (135 x 115mm), Antelope (90 x 100mm), Ostrich (90 x 120mm), Monkey (100 x 50mm), Parrot (75 x 40mm) and Goat (105 x 70mm).