The Surprise


Author: Zadie Smith and Nick Laird

Illustrator: Magenta Fox

A tale of standing out, embracing differences, and ultimately belonging-from one of the literary world's foremost minds, Zadie Smith, and novelist and poet, Nick Laird!

Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit-and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality. Maud is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers, and introduces an exciting debut illustrator. Together they have created a picture book that adults and children alike will treasure.