If I Was a Banana

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

If I was a banana, I would be that one, so beautifully yellow and full of banana . . . If I was an elephant I think I would have to be very careful where I put my feet . . . If I was a spoon I would be perfectly shaped and worn, with the silver fading in all the right places.

A book that celebrates imagination and possibility, this boy’s-eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world. It is simple and funny yet resonant, and begs to be read again.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV051000, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.6667 x 10.4
Lexile 600
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • Shelf Awareness 10 Best Books of the Year, Winner, 2016


Kirkus Reviews

“[T]hose who share the unnamed narrator’s quirky viewpoint will be pleased to discover that they aren’t the only ones who wonder.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Alexandra Tylee

Alexandra Tylee is the author of two cookbooks and the mother of four sons. This is her first book for children.

Illustrator: Kieran Rynhart

Kieran Rhynhart is an illustrator and animator based in Wellington, New Zealand. He illustrated The New Zealand Art Activity Book in 2013. He was selected as one of Luerzer's Archive best 200 illustrators for 2010/2011.