Anna Hibiscus' Song, Paperback

Anna Hibiscus' Song Paperback

Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Part of the Anna Hibiscus series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is the first picture book featuring Anna Hibiscus and she is very happy in it!

So happy, in fact, that she can't quite decide what to do with herself!!

So she turns to her grandparents, her aunties, her cousins Chocolate, Angel and Benz, her uncle Tunde and her father, who each offer her a way to express her boundless joy.

But being around the people she loves so much only makes her happiness grow and grow; she is SO happy, she is going to EXPLODE!

It is her mother who finally helps her to channel her brimming happiness.

Sitting in her mango tree Anna sings an amazing song.

Amazing is Africa. Amazing is Anna Hibiscus.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781406338416



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Anna Hibiscus is so very happy, she can't contain it, so she asks everyone in her family what she should do. Everything they suggest just makes her happier, though, so she must find her own way to express her happiness so she doesn't burst. The digital coloring does not have the slickness that characterizes most computer illustrations, as Tobia lays dow the pigment under thin, wobbly lines. The combined effect is loose and homey, appropriate for so joyous a book. The simple language and simple joy expressed by Anna is infectious, and Anna's vast mixed family adds an extra dimension of delight. Highly recommended.

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