Author(s): David Mackintosh

Children's Picture Books

We're having a surprise at dinner tonight... but what could it BE? A joyful slice of family life all about what it really means to be lucky.

When Mum announces that we're having a surprise at dinner tonight, my brother Leo and I can't help but wonder...

What could it BE?

Mum says we'll have to wait and see, but Leo and I have some ideas of our own...

The award-winning creator of the Roald Dahl shortlisted Marchall Armstrong is New to Our School delivers a tasty and touching slice of family life, in a story all about the benefits of brothers, and what it really means to be lucky...

Product Information

PRAISE FOR THE FRANK SHOW: "The story delivers a positive message with subversive wit and charm" - The Irish Times "A quirky book that bridges the age gap" - Junior Magazine "Mackintosh's anarchic illustrations are hilarious but there's a serious point about how much the older generation has to offer children, including loads of fun." - The Herald Praise for MARSHALL ARMSTRONG IS NEW TO OUR SCHOOL: "Utterly unpredictable from one page to the next, this is a seriously funny book." The Independent On Sunday "I think this book is fantastic because I can read it myself and I love the pictures and the way it looks. The story is really, really good and fantastic because it's strange and weird." Child's review on the Guardian's children's book site.

David Mackintosh has illustrated several books, but this is the first one with a cat flap for a dog in it. He travels light, always stops to admire fountains and has only ever been late for a plane once in his life, and that was just a domestic flight. He loves looking through old magazines in waiting rooms, but can't abide desiccated coconut (or glace cherries). David grew up in the subtropics and now lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780007463046
  • : HarperCollins Canada, Limited
  • : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • : January 2015
  • : 280mm X 220mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Mackintosh
  • : 32
  • : en
  • : David Mackintosh
  • : Feb-14
  • : Paperback