We love Handas Surprise but having lost count of the number of times we have worked with this theme we thought we would let you know about our three current favourite stories…


Anasai The Spider – Gerald McDermott

If we have visited you will know we love Anasai stories about the original spider man – taking you romping through the Ghanaian rainforest.  This is a fantastic book traditional Ashanti tale also uses Adinkra symbols throughout. Highly recommended – Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward?
Age 4+


The Ghanaian Goldilocks – Dr Tamara Pizzoli

The Ghanaian Goldilocks is wonderful retelling of a classic fable from a Ghanaian perspective. The story revolves around the adventures of a light haired boy called Kofi who is fondly referred to by his friends and family as Goldilocks.  Wonderfully illustrated the Ghanaian Goldilocks explores every day life in Ghana and teaches children about morals. Age +3