Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

By Atinuke, Lauren Tobia (Illus)

Synopsis

From the stellar team of Atinuke and Lauren Tobia comes the third Anna Hibiscus picture book title brimming with all the best-loved Hibiscus family members – and Anna's two brand new baby brothers! Everything is changing for Anna Hibiscus, she's a sister! But – oh dear – everyone is now so busy! Uncle Bizi-Sunday is shopping for the babies, Aunty Joli and Aunty Grace are rocking the babies and Mama and Grandma are fast asleep ... but just who has time for Anna Hibiscus? "I hate Double Trouble!" shouts Anna. But Anna Hibiscus is amazing so it won't be long before everyone finds time for her again! A story which perfectly captures the anxiety and thrill of having a new sibling, this is a great title for any family with a new baby, or a baby on the way!

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Review

A double pleasure for old friends and new readers alike. * Kirkus Review * This is a joyful and affectionate portrait of a close-knit family in contemporary Africa perfectly captures the anxiety and thrill of having a new sibling, making it the ideal story for any family with a new baby, or a baby on the way. Love - and gorgeous Anna - win all hearts by the time the last page has turned... * Lancashire Evening Post * This gorgeously colourful picture book tells a simple but important tale that all older siblings will be able to relate to. -- Natasha Mac a'Bhaird * Children's books Ireland * Another joyous Anna Hibiscus picture book from Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner Atinuke. * CBC Children's Book Council of America * This warm, gentle story is perfect for any big brother or sister with a new sibling or two on the way. -- Natasha Mac a'Bhaird * Children's Books Ireland * The illustrations are vibrant and charming, bringing both the African setting and the loving family atmosphere to life. -- Natasha Mac a'Bhaird * Children's Books Ireland * But what shines through most is the warmth and closeness of her large extended family, which still has plenty of time and attention to give to Anna. * Publishers Weekly * Readers and listeners who meet this lively child for the first time in this universal story will likely be intrigued enough by her mixed-race family and her culturally different but oh-so-similar life to go on to other Anna Hibiscus episodes, in both picture and chapter books. * Kirkus Review *

Author Biography

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 has a new series entitled No. 1 Car Spotter. She lives in Newport, Pembrokeshire with her husband and two sons. Lauren Tobia worked as an intensive-care nurse before graduating from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. While studying, she was highly commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. She lives in Bristol and has two daughters and a greyhound called Mickey. Find Lauren online at www.laurentobia.com and on Twitter as @laurentobia.