Shhh! It's a Surprise! is a pop-up and flap book.



Thomas and his friends are preparing for Sir Topham Hatt's birthday but they must not tell him otherwise they will ruin the surprise.


  • Thomas (does not speak)
  • Gordon (does not speak)
  • James (does not speak)
  • Percy (does not speak)
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
  • Cranky (does not speak)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Bulstrode (cameo)


  • Toby' sideplates are coloured red.
  • James' wheels and smokebox saddle are coloured red.
  • Gordon has a very wide boiler.
  • The turntable is too small.
  • The rails do not have nails.
  • Percy's siderods are not drawn correctly
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