Toad Surprise: Morris Gleitzman

Toad Surprise is about two toads who go looking for Santa to become his helpers. It is all about Christmas and is a very weird book. The two toads Limpy and Goliath try to make their friend Stan (a human) have a happy Christmas. Along the way, they have to face a bit of trouble, including Goliath wanting too many pizzas. They even fly down someone’s chimney! They are trying to make Stan have a happy Christmas because his wife died and basically he’s really sad.

The sequel to Toad Rage, Toad Heaven and Toad Away, this is a crazy, funny book, with lessons about the environment and being kind to animals.