for Anna Hibiscus' Song by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia
“Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa.” And she is feeling happy, “so happy, she almost floats out of the tree” in which she is sitting. Anna asks the members of her large and loving extended family what to do with all her happiness, and as she acts on each suggestion her happiness grows and grows. But only when Anna is sitting quietly in the tree again does she come up with something that is her own special way of expressing happiness: Her feelings pour out in a happiness song. Author Atinuke offers up an ebullient picture book story featuring the little girl she first introduced in the newly independent reader Anna Hibiscus (U.S. edition: Kane / Miller, 2010), set in a distinct but unspecified African nation. Lauren Tobia’s joyful illustrations reflect specific details of contemporary life in Africa for this biracial (Black/white) child. (Ages 3–6)
CCBC Choices 2012. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012. Used with permission.
Anna Hibicus is so filled with happiness that she feels like she might float away. And the more she talks to her mother and father and grandfather and grandmother and aunties and cousins about it, the more her happiness grows! There's only one thing to do...Sing!
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.