Coming Soon: Ms. Rachel and the Special Surprise

By Kat La Mantia | March 5 2024 | Pop CultureChildren'sGeneralAllBlog

Ms. Rachel—the fastest-growing phenomenon in children’s educational entertainment—brings her signature teaching style to her debut picture book! With favorite songs and language development techniques from her videos, Ms. Rachel asks young readers to help her find a very special surprise just for them.


Ms. Rachel is looking for something very special, and she needs your help finding it!

With more than 20 important milestones featured—including gestures and speech—Ms. Rachel brings educational expertise to her debut picture book. Using key lessons from her YouTube channel and threading them into an interactive story, she shows kids and parents alike fun ways to engage and play!

Fans of Ms. Rachel will recognize characters and music from their favorite videos while Ms. Rachel guides readers through exercises like pointing and call and response. After the adventure ends, you can use the helpful tips included on the back to assist with brain and language development for your little one.

Kids are sure to read and reread this new classic! With fun song lyrics and recognizable phrases, there’s plenty to keep them delighted and engaged with their favorite teacher. And, as always, she makes sure they know just how special they are!


MS. RACHEL is a passionate educator who creates research-based videos to help toddlers and their families learn, bond, and thrive. Her videos infuse songs, games, and nursery rhymes with strategies from experts to help children reach key milestones in the crucial early years of learning. Rachel believes all children are capable, brilliant, and important. She loves learning from them and being around their contagious joy and wonder.

Rachel holds dual master’s degrees in early childhood development and music education. She is an advocate for children’s rights and works to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality early childhood education. Her wonderful little boy inspired the show and continues to inspire her work everyday! Her husband and creative partner for the show is Mr. Aron, aka HERBIE!

MONIQUE DONG loved drawing, imagining and creating as a child. At age 19, she headed off to the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied animation at City Varsity and discovered the magic of storytelling! She has worked on animation for the Disney channel, including the project “Florrie’s Dragons.” Today, Monique is a freelance illustrator and her passion is creating images that encompass light, life, warmth and color.

Ms. Rachel and the Special Surprise: Encouraging Speech and Learning Through Play and Music
9780593811252
YouTube phenomenon and household name Ms. Rachel shares her sweet, charming humor and tried-and-true teaching approach in this debut book about finding a special surprise! Can you help Ms. Rachel find what she's looking for?
$19.99 US
Sep 24, 2024
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years