Saturday, July 14, 2007
Once Upon a Banana
by Jennifer Armstrong (Author), David Small (Illustrator)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Comments: This is a charming story about what happens when a street performer's monkey escapes and steals a banana from a nearby fruit stand. The story is surprisingly fast paced and witty, considering there are no words in the book. The illustrations alone are more than enough to convey plot, character, and more. In fact, I think words would detract from the story.
My three year old son adores this book. It became an instant favorite with the very first reading.