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?"
About the Author
Atinuke is an author and storyteller. She has written many Anna Hibiscus Racing Read titles and has a new series entitled No. 1 Car Spotter. Anna Hibiscus Song was her first picturebook title.
About the Illustrator
Lauren Tobia graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration and was highly commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. The early success of the Anna Hibiscus novels, which she illustrated, led to Lauren's first picture book, Anna Hibiscus Song.
This simple tale is beautifully constructed and reads aloud perfectly. * Bookseller *