Annie Bananie and the Pain Sisters

Annie Bananie and the Pain Sisters

by Leah Komaiko, Abby Carter
     
 

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The Boris Avenue Beauties Dog Club came to order. Annie Bananie and her friend Bonnie told about the times each of them had been to the hospital. Bonnie announced that since Annie and she had both been hurt, they should form a new club of their own: the Pain Sisters.

Their friend Libby desperately wants to join. When Grandma Gert shows her Grandpa Larry's

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The Boris Avenue Beauties Dog Club came to order. Annie Bananie and her friend Bonnie told about the times each of them had been to the hospital. Bonnie announced that since Annie and she had both been hurt, they should form a new club of their own: the Pain Sisters.

Their friend Libby desperately wants to join. When Grandma Gert shows her Grandpa Larry's gallstones in the dresser drawer, Libby hatches her plan. She just has to become a Pain Sister!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jackie Hechtkopf
Libby's best friend, Annie Bananie, can show off an appendix scar and another friend, Bonnie, can show off the cast from a broken arm. They call themselves "The Pain Sisters." Libby feels left out. So she feigns an illness and tells everybody she had a gallstone operation. Libby thought she could show off the jar of real gallstones from Grandpa Larry's operation, but somehow the jar gets lost on the way to school. Amid a desperate search to find the missing jar, Libby admits the truth to her friends and realizes what's most important to her. Young girls will identify with Libby's need to be popular and will be moved when Libby's teacher, Mrs. Liebling, explains that the pain of telling a lie can hurt more than breaking an arm. However, the teacher has an annoying habit of calling Libby "cowgirl" and she uses lots of cowboy terminology. Libby's Grandma Gert says "Aggh" more times than one can count. A story with an amusing plot and a pertinent theme doesn't need such cutesy language. A little editing would have made this otherwise enjoyable chapter book, truly delightful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440410386
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/11/2000
Series:
Annie Bananie Ser.
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Leah Komaiko has written many popular children's books, including Aunt Elaine Does the Dance from Spain, a picture book.

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