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Celebrate the sea in this vibrant story of Anna Hibiscous and her love of playing in the laughing waves! All the rest of the family are busy on the beach. The boys are playing football, the men are talking, the big girls are on their phones, the little girls are playing in the sand and the grandparents are asleep. No one wants to play in the waves with Anna! But, when everyone hears Anna and the waves laughing and splashing together they have to come and join in too! A warm-hearted family story with stunning illustrations that bring the beach to life.
Anna Hibiscus is at the beach and all she wants to do is SPLASH! 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?
It is a great summer read for little children!
|Publication date:||6th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
Atinuke is a Nigerian storyteller. She draws upon her recent ancestry from Yoruba land, England and Wales, and more ancient origins in Spain, Portugal and China, to tell stories from both the world of folktales and contemporary life. She has written many Anna Hibiscus Racing Read titles and picture books, as well as the series entitled No. 1 Car Spotter. She lives in Newport, Pembrokeshire with her husband and two sons. Click here to read more about the author. You can see Atinuke in this video, reading from The No. 1 Car Spotter:More About Atinuke