Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
This silly yet sophisticated picture book will make kids AND parents laugh—the perfect story for reading aloud!
For fans of Strictly No Elephants
A child takes a dog for a walk. At least, so the child insists. But nobody else sees a dog! Neighbors try to figure out why a child is walking a banana on a leash, while the child tries to make them understand that the banana is really a dog. A dog named Banana!
But…it can’t be. Can it?
My Dog Banana is a jewel of absurdity that brings to life a diverse group of characters, filled with classic charm and endless humour.
About the authors
Roxane Brouillard divides her time between writing and working in a library. My Dog Banana is her first book. She lives in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec.
Giulia Sagramola is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer with a love for everything related to dogs, comics, and Japanese pop culture. She divides her time between Barcelona, Spain, and Bologna, Italy. My Dog Banana is her first picture book.
“Young readers will laugh in amazement and delight … Imaginative, surprising fun.”
“With clean lines and cool colors, Sagramola’s spare illustrations have a mid-century modern aesthetic that’s a fitting partner to the playful story’s simple dialogue and timeless humor.”
“A wonderful story encouraging people to get outside of their rigid views of what something should look like and open their imaginations….perfect for a 3-year-old with a budding imagination.”
—Youth Services Book Review
“Roxane Brouillard's hilarious tale of a boy taking his ‘dog’ for a walk will have you chuckling. When Banana is out and about, no one takes him seriously. With sweet illustrations from Giulia Sagramola, this book will have you questioning whether or not a banana really can bark.”
“What a fun book! … will make readers and listeners laugh out loud.”
—What Is Bridget Reading?
“The cover instantly grabbed my attention … how often have you seen a boy walking a banana on a leash? This light-hearted sweet story, with an assortment of diverse characters, will bring laughter to the reader and allow them to question what is real and not real. Did Banana really Woof? Only your imagination can answer that question..”
—Good Reads with Ronna