Would you like a Banana?

Yasmeen Ismail

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!

Published by Walker Books

Reviewed by Justine Daniels