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The Surprise

Celebrating the quiet power of being different, The Surprise is the children's debut from acclaimed authors Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, with art from exciting newcomer Magenta Fox.

Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit—and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality.

The Surprise is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers, and introduces an exciting debut illustrator. Together they have created a picture book that adults and children alike will treasure.

- Zadie Smith and Nick Laird
- 32 pages
- 8.75 inches W x 11.4 inches L
- Hardcover
- Viking Books for Young Readers
- Ages 3-7
- 2022
- Children's
- Item #: 978-0593525975