Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!

Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!

Anna Hibiscus #04

by Atinuke
Publisher: Kane/Miller
Reprint, ©2010, ISBN: 9781610670081
Trade Paperback, 109 pages
List Price: $5.99 Sale Price: $5.09

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, but now she is going across the sea to visit her Granny Canada. She will see snow for the first time, go sledding and skating, and taste Canadian Christmas food. But Anna is worried. Her grandfather says to stay away from dogs. They are smelly and vicious and have worms. They travel in packs and eat garbage. But Granny Canada has a dog! What will Anna Hibiscus do?

The fun and funny adventures of Anna Hibiscus continue in this fourth book. Anna learns how hard it is to say goodbye, that dogs can be friends, even best friends, how to tell who is or is not a true (human!) friend, and how to speak up for herself.

Anna experiences some significant culture shock travelling from Africa to Canada. That alone is a great reason to give this book to a child, who will get to see their own world through Anna Hibiscus' eyes. We love books that open both eyes and minds, and this is an excellent example.

Review by Lauren Shearer
Lauren Shearer writes words for fun and profit. She also makes films, but everyone knows you can't make a profit doing that. Her other hobby is consistently volunteering way too much of her time. You can read more of her reviews here.

Review by Lauren Shearer
Lauren Shearer writes words for fun and profit. She also makes films, but everyone knows you can't make a profit doing that. Her other hobby is consistently volunteering way too much of her time. You can read more of her reviews here.
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Summary: Anna Hibiscus finally gets to see snow when she spends Christmas with her Granny Canada.

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