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Created: 14th August, 2015

Anna Hibiscus' Song

Author: Atinuke
Illustrator: Lauren Tobia
Publisher: Walker

Anna Hibiscus is a small girl of dual heritage with a happy heart living with a large and loving family in Africa. She asks each member of her extended family what she should do because she feels so happy and she weaves their various responses into a song. The location of the mango tree from which Anna surveys her world is non-specific but the endpapers of the book depict an urban environment by day and night, a contrast to picture books which frequently depict only the rural landscapes of Africa. This picture book is a lovely introduction to the world of Anna Hibiscus which can be encountered in two further picture books:

Splash, Anna Hibsicus! (9781406354683), Walker £7.99

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! (9781406365719), £6.99

...and several short story collections.

Other picture books by Atinuke, all illustrated by Angela Brooksbank:

Baby Goes to Market (9781406365160), Walker £7.99

B is for Baby (9781406390872), Walker £7.99

Catch That Chicken! (9781406363616), Walker £12.99

 

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