Based on the original illustrations from Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne, these ten fantastic colourful wooden characters will really bring the story alive. The figure of Handa is reversible so she starts the story with a colourful and varied basket of fruit but ends her journey with tangerines. Ideal for encouraging talk and narrative play, this set of Handa’s Surprise wooden figures is perfect for a variety of story mapping, sequencing activities and small world play.
They are made from natural FSC pine, each figure has a 15mm flat base making them sturdy and easy to stand up.
Role play opportunities
Inspires curiosity and creativity
Improves literacy skills
Each set includes: Handa (70 x 115mm), Akeyo (45 x 95mm), Elephant (210 x 130mm), Giraffe (120 x 110mm), Zebra (135 x 115mm), Antelope (90 x 100mm), Ostrich (90 x 120mm), Monkey (100 x 50mm), Parrot (75 x 40mm) and Goat (105 x 70mm).