Handa sets off to visit her friend Akeyo with a wonderful array of fruit in a basket on her head. As she walks across the Kenyan plain a variety of animals steal the fruit without her knowing. However, there is a surprise in store for both girls at the journey’s end. Comparable with Pat Hutchins’ Rosie’s Walk and Colin McNaughton’s Suddenly! in that the reader knows more than the central character does.
Also: Handa’s Hen (9780744598155 ), Walker £7.99 / Big Book (9780744583878), Walker £19.99
Handa's Noisy Night (9781406392388), Walker £7.99
Handa's Surprising Day (9781406302189), Walker £6.99
Dual language editions of Handa's Surprise and Handa's Hen published by MantraLingua at £9.50 each www.mantralingua.com