(this story is better understood with the pictures in the PDF attachment)
Handa has put seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend, Akeyo.
She will be surprised, thought Handa as she set off for Akeyo's village.
I wonder which fruit she'll like best?
or the sweet-smelling guava?
Will she like the round juicy orange...
or the red ripe mango?
Will she like the spiky-leaved pineapple...
the creamy green avocado...
or the tangy purple passion-fruit?
Which fruit will Akeyo like best?
"Hello, Akeyo," said Handa. "I've brought you a surprise."
"Tangerines!" said Akeyo. "My favourite fruit."
"TANGERINES?" said Handa. "That is a surprise!"
London, Walker Books, 1994