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B Is for Bananas by Carrie Tillotson
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Apr 11, 2023 | ISBN 9780593528068

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* “This is the toddler book of all toddler books, and one to leave preschoolers squealing. Laughter will be the name of the game every time this book is read; it is hilarious! A little banana is supposed to be ready for bed, but getting ready is the last thing on the menu. Written as an alphabet book, the narration is often co-opted by the little banana. There are also reminders of things to do ­prior to sleep like taking a bath, brushing teeth, “going” and washing hands after. Children will be worn out by this. A must-have for all picture book collections.” –School Library Journal, starred review

“Exuberant Banana has as much fun taking control of the alphabet as they did taking over counting. Lourenço returns with digitally created illustrations full of Banana’s bonkers energy and plenty of color. Speech balloons are used throughout as Banana argues with the narrator. Banana might end up tuckered out, but little listeners will probably be supercharged with giggles. An a-peeling alphabet adventure.” —Kirkus reviews

*“Excellent…A silly story that makes you giggle…[Banana shows] his wide-awakeness, creativity, and energy!” – Imagination Soup, starred review

“[Filled] with hilarious antics by a banana, my son and I were laughing throughout…This book would make a lovely gift for a newborn bundle or in an elementary classroom to reinforce the alphabet, learn about some figurative language or just have some laughs!” – Story Mamas

Hilarious from beginning to end!” – Picture Book Recommendations

“This is absolutely the CUTEST book!! I loved seeing all of the silly antics as Banana fights against going to bed (while working through the alphabet). The hilarious story by Carrie Tillotson and bright, fun illustrations by Estrela Lourenço make this a perfect bedtime read for both parents and kids! I laughed out loud more than once and so did my kids!…I highly recommend.” – Pie Lady Books
“Wonderfully drawn…A perfect ending to a just-about-perfect bedtime-but-not-really-bedtime tale…Exceptionally good…A wonderful send-up of a bedtime book.” –
“Young readers will love this laugh out loud bedtime story where Banana’s silly antics take center stage through all the letters of the alphabet. The amazing illustrations bring Banana, and bedtime fun, to life.” –
“From the illustrations to Banana’s antics, this was not only edutainment fun, but the promised bedtime story as well… Readers of all ages will love how the story develops, while having a little bit of ABC fun along the way…You’ve got the brilliantly colored and funny illustrations to dazzle the eyes. It’s charming, and witty, and a great time to be had.” – Insatiable Readers Blog

Full of wordplay and unusual choices to represent each letter of the alphabet (“K is for Keister”), this book stands out for being simultaneously silly and educational.
Tester Note: One reviewer compared the story to the work of another famous kid-lit creator. “The book feels very Mo Willems–esque with its conversational style,” she said.”–Good Housekeeping

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