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.