“Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa.” So begins each new chapter, each new small adventure of Anna Hibiscus, who lives with her extended family in a big, beautiful compound on the outskirts of a bustling city in Africa. There are always cousins to play with, aunties and uncles to talk with, fruit trees to climb, and (unfortunately) naughty twin baby brothers to look after. This sweet and warm family story offers a glimpse into everyday life for a modern middle-class African family, yet Anna’s joys and troubles are so universal that kids anywhere will be able to relate to her.
The first in a series of early chapter books by Nigerian born author and storyteller Atinuke, Anna Hibiscus is a charming book that would be a good choice for kids just transitioning into chapter books, or for a family or classroom read-aloud.
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