Handa’s Surprise Wooden Character Set


£29.00(£34.80 inc VAT)

***UPDATED DESIGN*** Now made from natural FSC pine, each figure has a 15mm flat base making them sturdy and easy to stand up. Based on the original illustrations from Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne, these ten fantastic colourful wooden characters will bring the story into the classroom. 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 and sequencing activities. Safe for age 18m+.

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).


  • Contains 10 wooden characters
  • Made from FSC pine wood
  • Figures measure between 40 - 130mm height
  • Age 18m+

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Resources will usually arrive within five working days. Small orders are sent via Royal Mail and large items will be despatched by courier.

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Delivery is charged at £3.99 ex VAT (£4.79 including VAT) for all orders regardless of their size or value to delivery addresses in the UK and Isle of Man. If you are located in the Channel Islands or Eire, please contact us with details of what you’d like to order and we will quote you for delivery.

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