The whole community comes to the island's school and goes down to the seashore to watch a special delivery of resources for the students. They watch the packages being lowered from a coastal cargo ship into the chief's motorised long canoe. One package isn't caught and sinks to the bottom of the sea. The make believe ending has youngsters both around the Pacific and in NZ laughing.
Also available in this series: The Green Hat That Blew Away, The Green Hat That Blew Away Lap Book Edition
A Day of Surprises
Author: Claire Bunt
Illustrator: Philip Webb