The town of Toby Mills is experiencing the first chilly weather of the season – each day becomes colder and icier. When the mayor realizes the townspeople are discouraged and stressed from the harsh weather he announces a Winter Surprise town meeting at T-Bone Hill. The neighbors trudge to the hill where a blazing bonfire warms them and winter treats await. Various townspeople are featured enjoying the surprise and the sense of community spirit warms them. Colorful gouache paintings are full of details and activity – a warm winter tale for ages 4 to 6.