Banana! by Ed Vere


Written by Ed Vere

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A Board Book Re-issue of Ed Vere's exuberant book on sharing. Monkey tries every trick he can think of to get the Banana he craves. How will he do it? Parents and toddlers alike will be delighted by Monkey's tricks and satisfied by the way that he learns that saying 'please' will get him what he wants!

Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Greenway.


Banana! by Ed Vere

Getting what you want can be tricky, especially if you don't ask in quite the right way. Follow one little monkey's journey through many emotions as he tries every trick in the book to get hold of his friend's banana, until he finally hits on the magic word - please!

Using only two words, this is a fantastic introduction to the value of manners and compromise for young children. Packed with humour, colour and exuberance, this is a brilliant observation of toddler behaviour.

About the Author

Ed Vere

Booktrust Baby Book Award winner 2009 for Chick

Greenway Medal nominee and World Book Day Illustrator 2009

Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London.

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Board book
24 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2018




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