Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Review: Banana! by Ed Vere

Book: Banana!
Author: Ed Vere
Illustrator: Ed Vere
Published: 2011
Source: Local Library

One monkey has a banana. One does not. As you can imagine, this creates some friction. The second monkey attempts to obtain said banana by all the usual methods: demands, temper tantrums, even pathetic sobbing. But none of these will work; the first monkey is waiting for one particular word.

I got this book and immediately took it into storytime. It’s not an exaggeration to say the the kids adored it. Probably some of that was my willingness to imitate a monkey throwing a temper tantrum. With its simple yet immediately recognizable storyline, its bright and bold colors, and of course, the aforesaid monkey throwing a temper tantrum, this has a permanent place in my storytime collection.


Camille said...

Sounds like a fun book - thanks for the review!

Playing by the book said...

Ed Vere has a special knack for creating spot on picture books. Do you know his Mr Big? (it was given free to all UK children who started nursery a few years ago as part of a state sponsored book gifting scheme)

Bibliovore said...

PBtB, I did not know of that book, but it's on my list now! Thanks for the heads-up. I read everything Vere puts out.