Gecko Press produce some lovely and unique children’s books. They are always well made and feel like miniature pieces of art in themselves. If I Was a Banana is no exception, its beautifully illustrated and is quite a thoughtful read for children.
The book basically follows a boy view of everyday things. Its about the magic and wonder that can be found in everyday things and encounters. I thought it was a useful read with my 4 and 7 year old as it enabled us to talk about their lives and their experiences of their own everyday adventures. It came at a brilliant time for us when I was trying to get my 4 year old to open up a little bit more about his experiences in Reception.
I should say that this is quite a quirky book, it suits my children’s world view perfectly as they are all quite creative quirky little characters, but some kids might not ‘get it’ and just be a bit confused!
You can get hold of your own copy here (and also have a sneak peak inside).