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Handa's surprise

Browne, EileenBrowne, Eileen(Illustrated by)
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Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo.

But as she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits.

A monkey takes the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passion fruit.

Handa walks on, wondering which of the fruits her friend will like best, oblivious to the fact that her basket is now empty.

But then, behind her, a goat charges into a tangerine tree and fills Handa's basket with the fruit. "Hello, Akeyo," she greets her friend. "I've brought you a surprise." But when she lifts off her basket, it's Handa who gets the biggest surprise.

Akeyo, meanwhile, is delighted, because tangerines are her favourite fruit!

Eileen Browne also created "Through My Window" which was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize (1986), "No Problem", "Tick Tock" and "Where's my Bus?".

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Walker Books Ltd
0744536340 / 9780744536348
United Kingdom
[25]p. : chiefly col. ill.
22 x 26 cm
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Quiz No: 200866, Points 0.50, Book Level 1.70,
Early Years - Key Stage 1 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 1994.