Anancy And Mr. Dry-Bone

On December 16, 2009, in Biracial, bookshelf, by Honeysmoke

Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone

By Fiona French

The story is based on characters borrowed from Caribbean and African folktales. Mr. Dry-Bone and Anancy want to marry Miss Louise. All they have to do is make her laugh. Mr. Dry-Bone uses conjuring tricks and gets no response. Anancy borrows colorful clothing from several animals, creates an eclectic outfit and makes everyone laugh, even Mr. Dry-Bone.

Simone received this book when she was an infant, and it is a favorite. Simone and Nadia love the colorful and contrasting illustrations, while I enjoy the book’s practical message.

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