BRIAN BANANA DUCK SUNSHINE YELLOW by Chris McKimmie

BRIAN BANANA DUCK SUNSHINE YELLOW

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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this color-themed import from Australia, a lad sporting a tied-on duck’s bill and a yellow cap describes the pleasures of going to (and getting lost in) the supermarket with his “Na-na,” who calls him “Banana,” taking a walk with his “Grumpy” and flying off in search of a giant yellow duck. “I like being yellow,” he concludes happily, taking the form of a daisy on the final page. Like Brian, both the irregularly shaped, simply drawn pictures and the wandering lines of hand-lettered–looking narrative slip effortlessly from reality to fantasy and back, creating a playful world large enough to let young imaginations roam freely. The hues aren’t quite as vibrant as Chris Raschka’s, but the sensibility is as authentically childlike. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-74114-741-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Allen & Unwin/Trafalgar
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2007




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