This hardback picture book is about Gorilla. He is rather hungry but does not want to eat a banana. When asked to try a teeny taste, he says no! He is asked in lots of ways if he would like a banana and you’ve guessed it, he is very stubborn and refuses to eat a banana. You will have to read the book to find out if he does eat a banana in the end.
I know you are not supposed to judge a book by the cover, by the banana yellow cover is stunning. The illustrations are bold and beautiful, my favourite is one with Gorilla with delicious looking food piled on his head. Some of the images look like real food such as fruit and some of the images just make me laugh.
This book is perfect to read aloud to under 5s who will enjoy the humour of the book, the gorgeous illustrations and the rhyming pattern of the story may encourage them to join in with the story. I have shared this with a group of 3 year-olds and they laughed every time I said ‘No I won’t eat a banana’ in my best Gorilla voice!