Handa’s Surprise


Author: Eileen Browne

Handa’s Surprise brings a taste of Africa to both children and parents. Bright, rich colours and life-like character drawings pulls the reader into the different and exciting world of an African village.

Handa is a little girl who decides to visit her friend, Akeyo, and bring her a basket of delicious fruit. As she walks along the dusty road, she wonders which fruit will be Akeyo’s favourite. On her way, some animals spy fruit in the basket and find different ways to take it. There’s a lovely surprise at the end that will delight many children. The story has appeal for younger children as they watch the way the animals find their favourite fruit. Older children enjoy the expressive language such as the sweet smelling guava and creamy green avocado and, of course, the surprise ending!

Available from Biblionef – English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Lesotho Sesotho