A Banana is a Banana
Justine Clarke & Josh Pyke
24pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
Kids love singalongs and the sillier the lyrics, the more they engage and sing with enthusiasm. So when you get a song that includes lines like
If an eggplant really grew eggs, chickens would be out of a job.
If a catfish was really made of cats, then it might get chased by a dog.
And a banana is a banana. That’s what it’s called, I don’t know why.
then it’s likely you are going to have them joining in and appreciating our language and its weird meanings. In fact, older students might even be able to contribute tier own lines to make up a new verse!
Heath McKenzie’s illustrations enhance the quirkiness of the words and all in all, this is just a fun book to share.