Anna Hibiscus' Song

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia
Published by Walker


Price £7.99
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 £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 £7.99 9781406390872, both illustrated by Angela Brooksbank