Splash, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke

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Anna Hibiscus is at the beach and all she wants to do is SPLASH! In the second Anna Hibiscus picture book from Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, Anna has left her mango tree...and she's at the beach! Phew, it is hot. But what better way to cool off than by playing in the jumpy, splashy waves? "Come and splash in the waves with me!" shouts Anna Hibiscus. But everyone, including Grandmother and Grandfather, Chocolate, Benz, Wonderful, Joy, Clarity and Common Sense, is much too busy to wave-jump! So, it's just Anna Hibiscus and the white waves. "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Anna shouts happily and, soon, her happy cheers bring everyone to the water. "Yippeee!" they all shout, jumping in the waves, "Why didn't you call us?" It is a great summer read for little children! This is the second stand alone picture book title for Anna Hibiscus from acclaimed storyteller Atinuke and illustrator Lauren Tobia. It is a delightful story set against a contemporary African backdrop in the midst of a huge, happy family. Lauren Tobia masterfully opens up Anna Hibiscus' world and creates beautifully bright, sunny art that will have you wanting to jump right into those waves yourself.

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Published June 1, 2013 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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On a family trip to the beach, Anna Hibiscus convinces her extended family to join her, splashing and laughing in the waves.

Apr 10 2013 | Read Full Review of Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Gr 1–3—The irrepressible Anna is back in her seventh outing, but this time for a day at the beach with her extended family. Anna asks and asks, but everyone is too busy to splash in the waves with the little girl. Finally, there is no one left to ask. "There are only the waves jumping and splashi

Jan 01 2014 | Read Full Review of Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

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