Ooey Gooey Surprise

Joe is keen to make his pop a surprise cake for his birthday party.

What could possibly go wrong?

Another delightfully disastrous children’s story from the authors of Ooey Gooey Gone.

Kiwi kids just love their ooey, gooey adventures!

Written by Karen Mowbrey and illustrated by Lisa Allen

$21.50 incl. GST

3 in stock

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The Sapling ~ “This is a funny tale of a bold and kind kid, Joe, who attempts to surprise his Pop with a birthday cake he’s baked himself –with terrible results. Reading this with my children prompted a round of recalling our worst kitchen experiments and much laughter. It was lovely to share together, but not a calming book for bedtime!

“Ooey Gooey Surprise truly captures the unique quality of chaos that is baking with children, worsened by the lack of adult supervision. My tamariki thought it was hilarious, and they’ve threatened to bake me a surprise birthday cake by themselves.” Read the full review.

Esk Valley Road Kindergarten, Timaru ~ “It was a wet day at Esk Valley Kindergarten today when read the Ooey Gooey Surprise book. It complemented our programme well as we had just baked an apple cake. The tamariki could relate to the book with the hens and the cake making. The book and his expressive wording held the children’s attention. They all could not wait to see what happened next in the story. Overall all a fun, interactive book that the children could relate to.”

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Dimensions25 × 25 cm

Softcover edition



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Published by

Bateman Books

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