With a striking cover in luminous orange depicting Gary the gorilla balancing a banana on his head, this story opens with something really bad happening. Imagine, there are no more bananas! So Gary sets off on a banana hunt, with his brand new hat and trimmed toenails. But every time he thinks he has found just what he wants, it turns into something diferent. Bananas turn into dogs, dribbling drool all over his face, whilst singing bananas are in fact toucans with terrifying yellow, pecking beaks. BAM, BOING, BING! These aren’t bananas either, but hurtle at Gary, as Billy practises with his yellow boomerangs. Poor Gary, bananas everywhere, but not a one to eat. (Banana butterfly wings, handlebar moustaches, balloons, Viking helmets, rabbits’ ears… the pictures show countless examples.) It is the worst day ever. Will the giant banana-footed rocket blast him to the wonderful banana in the night sky? 5,4,3,2,1 … BLAST OFF!
Surprisingly, Gary lands on Banana Planet. Bananas everywhere, and here comes a little twist at the end. A story to spark lots of conversation about finding just what the heart/stomach desires, with lots of pictures to enjoy and fruits to discuss.