Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book 86: BANANA!

BANANA! by Ed Vere, Puffin Book 2007.  (Baby to Preschool)

One of my friends, Louise, recommended this book in her review blog (Louise's Blog). It sounded interesting, and, since our local library did not have a copy, I ordered it.

The first thing I noticed about the book was how similar the author's name was to the name of the man who may have written Shakespeare's plays (Edward DeVere) -- and now a movie is coming out about him (DeVere, not Vere). That little bit of trivia has nothing to do with this book.

Two words are all that are employed in this book. One, of course, being "banana"; the second being the magic word. So this is a very simple book: My son can read it.

The illustration is knock-out; almost literally as the color is so intense that it nearly jumps off the page. My son loves the stunning background colors and the exaggerated expressions of the monkeys. He has no trouble following the spirit of this story.

All in all, I am so glad my friend found this little gem for me.

For reviews on books to borrow, please see Louise's Blog in Blogs I Follow


  1. I knew you would love it! It's SO SIMPLE and yet SO ENTERTAINING! It's definately one of those proud to drive you crazy books! I am so glad Thomas enjoyed it! and thank you for mentioning my,,,, badly in need of new material blogsite!

  2. So, will you be watching "Anonymous" when it comes out?

  3. OMG! I just saw the trailer last night!!! I told David it was the movie I have to see, dont wnt to see and the movie I am sure to hate/love!!!

    and you?

    We should try to go on the same weekend so we can chat about it afterward! hehe