Handa's Noisy Night
The latest installment in Eileen's Browne's acclaimed Handa series is a warm, funny story about night-time fears with a cast of nocturnal animals and a Kenyan setting. When Handa has a sleepover with her friend Akeyo, the girls are allowed to spend the night in a little hut near the house. Theyâ€™re excited to be on their own, but as they get ready for bed, Handa feels more and more nervous. She keeps hearing things â€“ strange snorts, chitter chattering, a big thud. Akeyo says itâ€™s only her noisy family, but on the opposite page the reader sees the nocturnal animals who are really making the noise â€“ and while some of them are familiar, others are very peculiar-looking indeed! With rich, night-time illustrations, sound effects, and plenty of curious animals, Handaâ€™s Noisy Night demands to be read aloud and shared â€“ whether in the classroom or tucked up in bed at home.