A Big Surprise for Little Card

By Charise Mericle Harper
Illustrated by Anna Raff

Discover the joy of having (or being!) a library card in this funny, feel-good story about the unseen world of cards both big and small.

Every card has a special job to do. Long Card eats lots of cake and sings lots of songs as a ... birthday card! Wide Card travels all round the world as a ... postcard! But what will Little Card's job be? Here's a clue... There's a very special place (full of books) that might just be perfect for a card his size... As long as he can whisper! Quirky and adorable, this tale of a little card who gives it all he’s got is complete with an unexpected twist and a surprise, joyful ending.

  • The perfect book for all proud owners of a new library card, and guaranteed to be a favourite among librarians!
  • With a behind the scenes look at just how a birthday card comes to be, this will be a brilliant birthday gift.
  • Fall in love with an utterly endearing new character in this playful ode to positive spirit, finding your place and discovering all that you can be!

About the author

Charise Mericle Harper is the author and/or illustrator of more than twenty books for children including the Just Grace series. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in New York State. Find her online at and on Twitter as @ChariseHarper.

About the illustrator

Anna Raff has illustrated several books for children including World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications, and she is the creator of Ornithoblogical, a blog of bird-related imagery. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Illustration Summer Residency Program in New York City, where she lives. Find her online at and on Twitter as @annaraffNYC.

ISBN: 9781406367263
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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