Would you like a Banana? – Yasmeen Ismail
3rd June 2021
Published by Walker Books
This is a book that every parent, guardian, teacher and child-minder will relate to as they try to encourage a child to try a new food – in this case a banana! Using a riotous mix of font sizes and styles, illustrations, photos and an array of bright colours, the story follows a young gorilla giving every possible reason why he won’t try a little taste. The particular delight of this book is that it’s so fun to read aloud. The refrain on each page of “I won’t eat a banana” will ensure children will enjoy joining in, repeating the phrases as well as turning the book this way and that to follow the words. It’s great fun!