Banana! by Jonathan Allen

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Take one mischievous monkey, a cast of adorable animals, and bunches of bananas to make them trip, slip, and drop. What have you got? Add just one word of text and energetic, kinetic pictures in jungle-bright colors and even very young kids will quickly be able to enjoy this antic tale all by themselves. No one will resist joining in the refrain…BANANA!


Jonathan Allen has created many wonderful picture books. His international success is based on his observant wit, appealing art, and child-like sense of fun. I'm Not Cute! (Boxer Books, UK, and Hyperion, USA) was auctioned between 15 U.S. publishers in 2004.


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Jonathan Allen has created many fabulous picture books for children, including Don't Copy Me!, I'm Not Sleepy!, and The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo (all Boxer). His observant and subtle wit appeals to children and adults alike. His Baby Owl series has brought Jonathan international success.
Published March 28, 2006 by Boxer Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fans of Jez Alborough's Hug may recognize a similarity of format here: an unattributed cry goes forth in the jungle-""Banana!"" (in the form of a thought balloon)-followed by a spirited hurling of the fruit at one of the inhabitants on each full-bleed spread (the book's horizontal format is ideal...

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