Monday, August 4, 2014

The Banana Bunch

Title: The Banana Bunch
Author: Dawn Carroll
Publisher: Amolibros
Pages: 120
Genre: Children’s Book
Format: Ebook/Paperback

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The monkeys have a human friend called Sheila.
Sheila is in hospital – and she hates the hospital food.
The monkeys decide that something simply has to be done...
When their first attempt at delivering bananas to Sheila is thwarted the monkeys decide to form The 
Banana Bunch, a secret society dedicated to the delivery of delicious, health-giving bananas to Sheila 
and all the other unwell people at the hospital. Banana delivery proves, however, a little trickier than 
they had expected...

My thoughts:  This was a perfectly charming collection of letters by monkeys who are attempting to deliver bananas
to the local hospital for their sick friend and others who need bananas. Unfortunately most attempts ended with side-splitting disasters resulting in lots of squished bananas.  The book is soft-cover and a lot longer than I expected for a childrens book (108 pages) but it was funny and held my girls' interest as we read through it.  It made for good bedtime stories for several days. If you are looking for a great bedtime book to read for your children then be sure to pick up THE BANANA BUNCH. 

About the author:   Dawn Carroll was born in London, to a family who loved to read – and who also moved house with 
great regularity. One of the first tasks on arrival at each new home would be to find the nearest 
lending library, with the result that Dawn grew up with a great love of books. Encouraged by family and 
teachers, Dawn also started to write short stories.

In adulthood, Dawn’s busy life as a hospital doctor left little time for leisure writing. Indeed, The Banana 
Bunch stories would probably never have been written had Dawn not, one fateful day, discovered that 
falling from even a very small tightrope can have devastating consequences... but that’s another story!

Unable to return to her chosen profession, things seemed very black for a while. And then The Banana 
Bunch monkeys bounced into Dawn’s world....

Since then the monkeys (and Dawn) have been having a great time – telling the stories of their 
adventures in print and online, and also travelling far and wide to source new story ideas and to meet 
new friends. Find out more about Dawn and the Banana Bunch at

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