We recently found a book that I used to read to our older kids when they were younger and the kids and I have been reading it almost every day since then. What makes the book so much fun is the surprise ending!
The book is called Under the Bed and when you’re first reading it, it seems like a regular read-aloud book about a young bear who comes in and wakes up his dad to tell him that there’s a monster under the book. As a parent, it’s easy to relate to the exasperation the daddy bear feels as he tries to talk his son into going back to bed. He tries to convince him of course that there is no monster under his bed. I don’t want to give away the surprise ending, but it’s one that makes my kids giggle!
Here are some other books that we enjoy that have surprise endings (though maybe none as surprising as Under the Bed!):
What are your favourite children’s books with unexpected endings?