English / Great Britain
Mackintosh, David (text/illus.)
London: HarperCollins, 2014. –  p.
Family – Siblings – Promise – Imagination – Picture book
It’s a lucky day for the two brothers: Mother has announced that there will be a surprise at dinner! What on earth can it be? A new bike? Tickets to the Amazing Yo-Yo Super Show? A swimming pool in the backyard? ... Little Leo and his older brother get a little carried away and come up with ever more absurd ideas. Eventually, they are convinced that they have guessed the exciting news: an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii! This entertaining picture book shows the hilarious result of an innocently uttered promise. Little readers won’t be able to resist the implicit invitation to join the brothers’ crazy mind-game. The bold double-spread illustrations that mix various media and materials as well as different styles offer lots of entertaining new details with every re-reading of the book. David Mackintosh’s latest masterpiece, which will delight readers of any age, is a true celebration of the child’s imagination. (Age: 4+)