Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise

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In this book and DVD edition of a picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend.

A picture book and DVD edition of a bestselling modern classic, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is brought to life in a gentle animation by the acclaimed King Rollo Films - accompanied by specially composed music and narrated by Adjoa Andoh, from Doctor Who and Casualty.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 32 pages
  • 215 x 263 x 4mm | 208g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406323977
  • 9781406323979
  • 36,759

Review quote

Words and pictures tell two stories,
allowing readers to relish knowing what Handa does not. * Observer *
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About Eileen Browne

Eileen Browne is a bestselling author and illustrator, well known for her picture book classic, Handa's Surprise, and its sequel, Handa's Hen, both of which have been adapted into national puppet theatre productions and which have, together, sold over one million copies in more than twenty countries worldwide. In 2014, Handa's Surprise was named one of the `Diverse Voices 50 best culturally diverse children's books' of all time, in a list compiled by a distinguished independent panel of children's book experts. Originally from Birmingham, Eileen now lives in Wiltshire.
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Rating details

1,527 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 44% (668)
4 34% (514)
3 17% (265)
2 4% (65)
1 1% (15)
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