Would You Like a Banana?


Main Details

Title Would You Like a Banana?
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Yasmeen Ismail
Illustrated by   Yasmeen Ismail
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 257,Width 236
CategoriesPicture storybooks
ISBN 9781406375848
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 January 2020
NZ Release Date 1 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom


Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail's delightfully funny picture book featuring a very stubborn gorilla will have the whole family laughing! Gorilla is hungry but there is absolutely no way he's going to eat a banana. Not even a teeny taste. Not with some bread or standing on his head. Even if you eat one too, which is something you might do. This brilliant and hilarious picture book from award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail will have everyone laughing at this all-too familiar family situation!

Author Biography

Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has a love of inks, paints and watercolours. Her debut picture book Time for Bed, Fred! won The New York Times' Best Illustrated Book Award and the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award, and was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her previous books for Walker include Kiki & Bobo's Birthday Surprise and Kiki & Bobo's Sunny Day. Yasmeen is originally from Ireland, but now lives in Bristol.


Little children will giggle at the gorilla pictured with his bum out, while grown ups with foodrejecting offspring should enjoy the drawing of his disgusted face as he rebuffs the snack. -- Imogen Carter * The Observer * Children's Book of the Week * Western Daily Press * From the book's bright yellow jacket to author Yasmeen Ismail's bold and funny illustrations, Would You Like a Banana? is vivid and lively. * Northern Echo * Reminiscent of Dr Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham and Lauren Child's I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, Ismail's take on the fussy eating theme uses a mix of bold, expressive illustration and photography which brings a light, fun energy to what can sometimes be a frustrating experience for parents. * BookTrust * This charming, Dr Seuss-esque book has fun with the time-honoured stategy for getting toddlers to try new foods. * The Financial Times *