If I was a Banana

Publisher: Gecko Press

Review

'If I was…' begins this gentle picture-book poem, in which a boy takes off on a flight of fancy, choosing the specifics of some things he'd like to be if he were a cow, a cloud, a star. When he thinks about being a boy, he thinks the most comfortable boy he could be is the one he is already.

This lovely exercise in imagination would be a brilliant classroom project for young writers, with lots of room for inventive art activities, too. Beautiful production and thick creamy paper gives the book a nice 'gifty' feel too, so it's perfect for special birthdays or christenings to keep and cherish. At home, it will make an ideal bedtime read, sparking conversation while being calm and dreamy enough to lull little ones to sleep.

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