Second Banana (Hardcover)

Second Banana Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Kate Berube (Illustrator)
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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.

Praise For…


"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." 

— Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419742347
ISBN-10: 1419742345
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 32