Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in
both Africa and the UK. She is the author of the bestselling Anna
Hibiscus and No. 1 Car Spotter series, as well as Africa, Amazing
Africa, B Is for Baby, Catch That Chicken and Hugo, among others.
Atinuke started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the
African continent; now she writes about contemporary life in
Onyinye Iwu is Nigerian. She was born in Italy, where she spent most of her childhood, then moved to the UK when she was a teenager. A teacher by day and an illustrator by night, Onyinye enjoys reading books, especially ones that make her laugh.
Featured in The Bookseller's April 2022 Previews.
I really liked this book because I liked learning about Nigeria and how they felt when the corona virus came. […] I would like to read other stories about Tola and learn more about her life in Nigeria
*Kids Book Review, Books Up North*
Featured in Pen & Inc Autumn/Winter 2022 listings, highlighting the best in diversity and inclusion in children's books.
*Pen & Inc*
This latest book in the series of Too Small Tola is just as engaging as the first two […] These down to earth, warming stories will bring pleasure to individual 7 to 9 year old readers and to adults who share them with a class.
Atinuke empathetically portrays the harsh reality some populations faced during quarantine, along with the disparity between wealthy and low-income people, in a way that will be manageable for young readers. The story gives readers and their families a big message of hope, strength, and triumph.