Clarence and the Great Surprise

Episode #3

Clarence and the Great Surprise

Written & Illustrated by Jean Ekman Adams

Read with Permission By

Jean Eckman Adams


Pigs, Horses, Dogs, West (U.S).


5 – 8 years


“Clarence the pig and Smoky the purple horse have a great adventure and meet Edgar, a dog who hums.”

Teaching Tips

Great for any age or time of day.

It pairs well with a Western Ranch or Farm theme.

Slightly longer text, but rich with whimsy.

This is the second book in the Clarence and Smoky trilogy. Prior knowledge of the first book is helpful but optional.


– What do you think the great surprise is?

– What kind of animal is Edgar?

– How do you think Clarence and Smoky may feel when they can’t find Edgar?

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