That's Not Funny!
The most action-packed banana-peel gag ever! What happens when mischievous Hyena puts a banana peel on unsuspecting Giraffe’s path? A lot of hilarious chaos, it turns out. Kids will laugh and laugh at the crazy chain of events Hyena’s practical joke sets in motion. In the end though, the joke’s on Hyena, and readers will learn the smelly consequences of laughing too much at others’ misfortunes.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.6|
School Library Journal
“Children will love the large, colorful illustrations that clearly show each animal’s pain and anger in a fun and cartoony way. The text placement is fairly interactive with the pictures, and there are plenty of onomatopoeic words (‘Bink!’ ‘Ker-rang!’ etc.). Good for reading aloud and sure to be popular with the storytime crowd.” —School Library Journal
“Willis’s text is nicely streamlined for maximum slapstick effect and much abetted by the clever compositions of Reynolds’s illustrations. His brightly colored animals look soft and cuddly, like stuffed toys, but they move like classic Looney Tunes characters. Sure to trigger young listeners’ laughter as well.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jeanne Willis
Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds
Adrian Reynolds was born in South Wales. After studying at Swansea College of Art and Cambridgeshire College of Art and Technology, Adrian worked at Heffers Children's Book Shop before beginning to write and illustrate his own picture books.