Steve Antony Betty Goes Bananas

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Betty Goes Bananas

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9780553507621: Betty Goes Bananas

Like Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior.

Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants to eat a banana, but . . . try as she might, she can’t open it! Poor Betty—she just can't cope, and her frustration quickly becomes a great BIG tantrum. She cries and sniffles, kicks and screams. Luckily, Mr. Toucan is at hand to peel the banana and help Betty calm down. But what will happen when Betty spots another banana?

Both preschoolers and parents will laugh out loud at this simple, utterly hilarious picture book about tantrums.
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STEVE ANTONY received his MA in Children's Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. This is his U.S. picture book debut. Learn more at steveantony.com.
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'A masterwork of a picture book structure and pacing' * Travis Jonker, School Library Journal * Very funny read aloud text, and small children will love the petulant gorilla * Fiona Noble, The Bookseller * This simple, close-up tale, brightly illustrated by Antony...speaks to the foot-stamping, banana-gobbling toddler in all of us. * Maria Russo, New York Times * This is a laugh-aloud book with very few words, but a lot of pictures of Betty and her expressions, plus of course, the bananas. * Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News * Well drawn and cleverly told, children and adults alike couldn't fail to be amused by Betty's antics and Antony's stature has risen yet further. * Dean Haigh, Telegraph and Argus (Bradford) * Tears and tantrums ... they are a familiar part of early childhood ... so why not give your testy toddlers a 'taste' of their own grumpy gripes with author and illustrator Steve Antony's creatively crotchety ape Betty? * Pam Norfolk, Lincolnshire Evening Post * Betty will ring many familiar bells with parents because despite her charming hairy exterior and her delightful pink hair bow, a beast lies within. * Emma O'Donovan, The Book Sniffer * Original, funny comic drawings, spare in colour and bold in line, are a perfect accompaniment to this tale demonstrating the need to re-channel temper into action. * Books for Keeps *

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