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... Eileen Browne has written and/or illustrated many books, probably her most well-known is Handa's Surprise. ~ Handa's Surprise ~ Handa is an African girl who is part of a tribe in Kenya. At the beginning of the story Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend ... Read review
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Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne

Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo ... more

like best, she wonders. After a long walk to the
next village, the answer turns out to be a big
surprise.

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Paperback, Walker

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La srpresa de nandi / Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne

La srpresa de nandi / Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne

Hardcover, Ediciones Ekare

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Handa's Surprise (Walker Paperbacks) - Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise (Walker Paperbacks) - Eileen Browne

Set in Africa, this picture book is about a girl's eventful journey with a basket of ... more

fruit. As she walks, carrying the basket on her
head, various creatures steal her fruits. She
wonders which of the fruit her friends will like
best, oblivious to the fact that her basket is now
empty.

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Handa's Surprise (Reading Together) - Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise (Reading Together) - Eileen Browne

Pages: 32, Edition: New edition, Paperback, Walker Books Ltd

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A Basketful Of Fruit.

AdvantagesGreat multi-cultural book. Brightly illustrated

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"...probably her most well-known is Handa's Surprise. ~ Handa's Surprise ~ Handa is an African girl who is part of a tribe in Kenya. At the beginning of the story Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. As she sets off for Akeyo's village with the fruit basket on her head, Handa wonders which fruit her friend will like best. 'Will she like the soft yellow banana..............' at this point, there is a picture ..." Read review
14.04.2006

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Handa's Surprise - A Book With Fabulous Illustrations and Humour

AdvantagesGood story, great use of colour

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"_Handa's Surprise_ I was working in the school library, when I stumbled across this book - it brought back memories of when I used to read it both to my own children and also the children in my class. ===What is it all about?=== This is a beautifully illustrated picture book published by Walker Books. It starts with a foreword that says " The children featured in this book are from the Luo tribe of South West Kenya. It tells the tale of Handa. ..." Read review
26.10.2009

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It's no surprise my son loves this book

Advantagesbrightly coloured, Multi-cultural and educational

DisadvantagesSimple tail perhaps not for older kids

"...books but Eileen Browne include Handa's Hen, (the sequel to Handa's Surprise) Through the Window, Tick Tock and No Problem and Where's the Bus? What's Handa's Surprise About? Handa, a young girl from an African village decides to bring her friend Akeyo, who lives in a neighbouring village a surprise. She puts seven delicious fruits into a basket to take to her friend and sets off with the basket perched on top of her head, on the walk to her ..." Read review
19.07.2006

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Handa's Surprise - Eileen Browne Review with images

AdvantagesVery colourful with plenty to talk about

DisadvantagesStory is quite basic

"Handa's Surprise Like many people who work or live with children Eileen Browne thought that she would be able to write a successful children's book. After all, all you need to do is write a couple of lines per page, create an attractive central character and throw in some moral or life lesson and bob's your uncle, royalty cheques by the busload. The reality is somewhat different, and when something looks deceptively easy it's because it is anything ..." Read review
21.12.2006

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Handa's Surprise Review with images

AdvantagesLovely story set in Kenya

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"Handa's Surprise-Eileen brown Handa's surprise is a really simple story set in Kenya. It is a great multicultural book that is often used in pre-school, nursery and early years settings. It introduces children to different cultures with different animals, foods and ways of life through words and pictures. The Story Handa put seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend, Akeyo. She will be surprised thought Handa as she set off for ..." Read review
03.03.2008

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This picture book is about a small girl of the Luo tribe in Kenya walking from one village to another, carrying on her head a bowl of different fruits which, one by one, are stolen by assorted wild animals.

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Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Title Handa's Surprise
Author Eileen Browne
ISBN 0744525411; 1852694718; 1852694750; 1852694769

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