Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles & Rhymes
Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake
Candlewick, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he contents of this book are arranged in four sections. There's
The Breakfast Book
The Seaside Book
The Doctor Book
The Bedtime Book
. In each section you'll find nonsensical, free verse stories or rhymes about such things as hard-boiled eggs that turn into hard-boiled legs (then they jump off the breakfast table and run away) and a doctor who asks her patient, '
What's wrong with me? I'm really ill.
ou'll also meet Nat and Anna. This brother and sister duo appear in a number of humorous scenarios. Jumping John, Kicking Kirsty, Mad Mickey and Fat Fred also make cameo appearances, as do a number of other nameless but amusing characters.
he whimsical material found in this book may not appeal that much to adults, but children four years of age and older will probably find it
funny. Kids love to act silly and read about silly stuff and this book fits the
criteria perfectly. Quentin Blake's quirky illustrations are perfectly matched with Michael Rosen's wacky text.
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