Handa's Surprise (Eileen Browne) BOOK REVIEW | A New Kind

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Today I decided to try something different and review a nook from my childhood. I recently started feeling really nostalgic and borrowed some of my favourite books from the library...


In a Nutshell:
Handa puts 7 delicious fruits in a basket for her friend. But Handa's walk takes her past a variety of cheeky animals.

The Actual Review
I guess I should tell the story, if not for entertainment value, then at least to help me remember. As a child in reception, we had two teachers: Mrs C and Miss R. Miss R was of Indian decent and would often bring in books set in India and costumes and pictures from India. Mrs C, although of English decent, owned a hut in Africa and would often bring in photos and books that helped us learn about where she stayed, Handa's Surprise was one of these.

Reading it again, I can safely say that I enjoy it as much now as I did then! Handa's Surprise is humorously told with beautiful illustrations. It is such a colourful book and I think it also broadened my palette to even more fruits!

In Conclusion:
⚫️ Colourful
⚫️ Humorous
⚫️ A pure delight!


What books were part of your childhood?


  1. This sounds like a great glimpse into different cultures, and I'm happy your teacher was able to pique your interest about other cultures soo early.
    Tori @InToriLex

  2. Aww I love colourful and humorous children's books , I think it's so important for children to learn about different cultures :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx


  3. I didn't realize you had already been nominated, so it's ok if you don't take part because I see you already have. I nominated you for a Liebstar Award!!http://www.intorilex.com/2016/02/liebster-award-2016.html
    Tori @InToriLex

    1. That's ok! I've been known to do up to three of one award :/


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