Banana, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Getting what you want can be tricky, especially if you don't ask in quite the right way.

Follow one little monkey's journey through many emotions as he tries every trick in the book to get hold of his friend's banana, until he finally hits on the magic word - please!

Using only two words, this is a fantastic introduction to the value of manners and compromise for young children.

Packed with humour, colour and exuberance, this is a brilliant observation of toddler behaviour.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Full colour throughout
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780141500591



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Bananas have been a running joke in my family since my son started calling them banoonoos when he was two. Then came Harriet's fascination with "Banana Phone." So when I saw Banana by Ed Vere at the library, I had to check it out.A young, energetic monkey finds a banana. He's so excited about discovering it that he doesn't get a chance to eat it. By the time he's ready, another monkey has appeared and wants the banana too. Can the two learn to share?Banana uses a very limited vocabulary and bright and humorous illustrations, both ideal for early readers. It was the first book Harriet read completely on her own. And read it she did, about a dozen or more times before it was due back at the library.

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