Anansi and the Magic Stick

Eric A. Kimmel, Author, Janet Stevens, Illustrator Holiday House $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-1443-7

In Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Janet Stevens, the arachnid goes too far. Anansi steals the napping Hyena's magic housekeeping stick to water his garden. Unattended, the water floods the town. Stevens's comic creatures with their surprised expressions add kid appeal. ( Sept.)