About the Author
Blair Thornburgh is the author of several books for kids and teens. Her stage credits include “Girl #3” and “Grandma.” A former kid herself, she now lives just outside her hometown of Philadelphia.
Kate Berube is a children’s book illustrator and writer and the creator of Tater Totter, a zine for children. She is the author-illustrator of Hannah and Sugar and Mae’s First Day of School, and lives in Portland, Oregon.
"The setup gives Thornburgh endless pun possibilities , and the rest of Berube’s costumes. . .delight, too. A funny, gentle nudge in the direction of being a better banana."
— Publishers Weekly
"Thornburgh’s school story about making the best of a less-than-optimal situation and showing kindness and empathy for a new friend will ap-peel (sorry) to young readers and listeners, who will easily identify."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Punning aside (it’s “an a-peeling” part, reports the father), this picture book ticks so many boxes in the realm of social-emotional learning that it will be useful across curricula."
— School Library Journal
"An appealing picture book for reading aloud."