Handa’s Surprise

£6.99

This is a vibrant and brightly coloured picture book, set in Africa, about a girl’s eventful journey with a basket of fruit. Other titles by the author include No Problem, Tick-Tock and Where’s My Bus?

ISBN: 9780744536348 Author: Browne, Eileen Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: 24th July 1995 Imprint: Walker Books Ltd Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:20) Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

In this picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend.

A modern classic named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is the story of Handa, who’s part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Handa wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa’s basket, which she’s carrying on her head… When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend?

Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what’s happening right behind her!

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