Beautiful Bananas

Elizabeth Laird (Author) Liz Pichon (Illustrator)

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2013
9.4 X 9.4 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand but she grew up in London. She has lived in many parts of the world, including Ethiopia, Malaysia, Iraq and Lebanon. She has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Book Prize ('Jake's Tower' and 'The Garbage King') several times. She has won the Children's Book Award and the Smarties Prize ('Hiding Out'). She lives in south-west London with her husband.

Liz Pichon is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including Beautiful Bananas, Square Eyed Pat, My Big Brother Boris, The Very Ugly Bug, Bored Bill, and A Tale of Two Kitties. She lives in England.


"The cheerful, bold artwork complements the mood and setting of the story. The straightforward, repetitive plot is fast paced and will encourage children to anticipate the next calamity, and guess what the new item will be. With bright, eye-catching artwork and a simple text, this story makes a good read-aloud."
"This gentle tale will delight young readers (and listeners)."
"Pichon's pictures teem with energy, whether emanating from the comically expressive heroine or the boisterous but eager-to-please animals. The benevolently exotic setting glows with lemon yellow light and lime-green foliage, and readers will enjoy spotting, on each spread, the pair of eyes shining out between the jungle leaves."
"This easy-to-read (and learn) folktale will be a hit with young audiences for its direct action and elegantly circular structure."