A charming picture book – Anna Carries water about Anna, who desperately wants to be able to carry water on her head like the older children do. In this sweet water-carrying coming of age story, Anna eventually achieves what she dreams of – with the help of a scary cow in a field. Confidence was all it took – that, and a small scare to take her mind off what she was doing. Lovely for read aloud, or early readers on their own – and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful! Along the way, the critical importance of water in our lives well displayed.
Anna Carries Water is by the distinguished Jamaican writer Olive Senior and illustrated by Laura James. It was published locally by Jacana in 2018