A Small Surprise 

As a first book, Louise Yates’s A Small Surprise is remarkably assured as well as fun, and has an idea that maybe quite a lot of us could wish we had thought of first.Quentin Blake
Everything about this book is unusual: the story, the style of illustration, and the design, but it all combines brilliantly to produce a wonderfully quirky book….This is a sophisticated book which young children will love leafing through time and time again. The story is entertaining and there are lots of details in the pictures to encourage lively parent/child discussion. 50 Best Books of 2009, Scholastic Magazine
Gorgeous story about a rather courageous Rabbit…Louise’s illustrations are wonderfully captivating and you’ll fall in love with Rabbit.Angels and Urchins
With bold, colourful and funny illustrations, this will raise many giggles.Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner (Eire)
This charmingly illustrated children’s book by first time author and artist Louise Yates contains a gang of endearing animal characters….the text is simple and ideal for a pre-schooler, and the illustrations are large and striking for the tiniest of page turners, which means this lovely book works well for a cross section of ages. Yates brings to life an amusing circus menagerie, with wonderfully expressive faces, guaranteed to have you and your little ones smiling.Andy Doyle, South Wales Argus
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