Created: 14th August, 2015

Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone

Author: Fiona French
Illustrator: Fiona French
Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Anancy wins the hand of Miss Louise as he can make her laugh, unlike the rich, skeletal Mr Dry-Bone. He does this by borrowing the different items that make up his outfit from his animal friends - a jogging suit from Tiger, a hunting hat from Dog, etc. Fiona French’s illustrations are striking and original with their bold use of black and white tempered with orange and yellow.

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