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Anna Hibiscus' Song

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia
Published by Walker

Paperback

Price £6.99
9781406338416
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! Walker £6.99 9781406354683

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! £6.99 9781406365719

and several short story collections.

Another picture book by Atinuke: Baby Goes to Market illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. Walker £7.99 9781406365160

 

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