Annie Bananie

Annie Bananie

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by Leah Komaiko, Laura Cornell
     
 

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There's never been anyone quite like Annie Bananie. So when she has to move away, her playmate cannot believe it — until she realizes that even far apart, they can still be best friends. See more details below

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There's never been anyone quite like Annie Bananie. So when she has to move away, her playmate cannot believe it — until she realizes that even far apart, they can still be best friends.

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Publishers Weekly
Highlights of a unique friendship are recalled by a small girl whose best buddy Annie is moving away. "Author and illustrator succeed in turning an ordinary story into something special," wrote PW. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
When a best friend has to move away, it stirs up a multitude of emotions and memories. That is exactly what the little girl in this story finds out. She reminisces about their joyous times—she made me brush my teeth with mud, sign my name in cockroach blood, tie my brother to the trees, made me tickle bumblebees. At one point, she hints at her own anger when she asks, "How can you just go away?" The strength of friendship is celebrated in childlike drawings of the two girls. The end line of the story asks a hard question—will Annie Bananie ever find another friend like this one? Although the picture shows the two hugging happily, there is a niggling fear there that maybe friends can be replaced, mirroring a very common human worry. This could lead to a good discussion of the value of friendship and memories. 2001 (orig. 1987), Laura Geringer Books, $15.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Carol Lynch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064431989
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 6.87(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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