10 Yellow Bananas written by Helen Ross
& Illustrated by Dee Texidor
Published by Little Steps Publishing
'10 Yellow Bananas' is a recent addition to children's author / award winning poet Helen Ross' collection of picture books. It is a charming reverse counting tale that involves 10 yellow bananas who stole 10 teddy bears from nine pears. As the fruit are chased down the street other fruit see the spectacle and give chase also. That is lemons, apples, pineapple etc right down to one tiny berry. The adventure is chaotic but all turns out well as they were not turned into a fruit salad which was the biggest fear.
The Illustrations are vibrant and visually fun for kindergarten children. To read it out aloud the rhyme flowed well, so I'm sure it will be a favorite at story time.
CKT Book Reviewer