Anna Hibiscus' Song
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 £7.99 9781406354683
Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! £6.99 9781406365719
and several short story collections.
Other picture books by Atinuke: Baby Goes to Market Walker £7.99 9781406365160 and B is for Baby Walker £11.99 9781406371086, both illustrated by Angela Brooksbank