Story About Afiya, A
Author: James Berry
For KS1
Price 11.99 hardback
Book(s) at 11.99 hardback
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Story About Afiya, A This lovely picture book combines a story by distinguished Jamaican poet James Berry with illustrations by Anna Cunha to weave a picture of a young girl's wonder at the world around her. Afiya, a brown skinned girl, wears a white summer dress that is magically imprinted with some of the shapes and colours of her day, whether sunflowers, roses, butterflies, birds, animals or fishes. She washes the dress each evening, and by morning it is newly white, a blank canvas for the encounters of a new day. The interplay of colours enhance the beauty of the young girl's dark-skinned face with its crown of hair and convey the child's delight in each new image with which the world greets her.