Handa's Surprise

(16 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

Handa fills her basket with seven delicious fruits - one for each of her friends. But as she walks, the basket balanced on her head, she is unaware of the crafty animals intent on stealing her fruits: a monkey grabs the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passionfruit.

Finally, a goat charges into a tangerine tree, filling Handa's basket with its fruit. When she reaches her friend Akeyo, Handa is astonished to find her basket full of tangerines, but Akeyo is delighted as tangerines are her favourite fruit!

Glorious images of an African village convey the sights, smells and colours of the landscape, its animals and its food in a story told as much through pictures as through words.

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