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Betty Goes Bananas

Betty wants a banana, but the banana won't open.

Author Steve Antony

Suitable for:  1+

Price:  £11.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273815-8
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Hardback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 245x245mm

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Betty is hungry. She sees a banana. She wants to eat it. But the banana will not open! Poor Betty - she just can't cope and her frustration quickly becomes a BIG tantrum. Luckily, Mr Toucan swoops by to show Betty how to peel the fruit and the banana-drama finally comes to an end. But what will happen when Betty spots another banana?


  • Meet Betty - a fantastic new character to make toddlers and parents giggle.
  • Betty's brilliantly observed tantrums are something that toddlers and parents will instantly recognise.
  • The story has been skilfully crafted to open a conversation between parent and child about Betty's behaviour.
  • Steve Antony's iconic artwork ensures that Betty stands out from the crowd.

This page was last updated on 14 January 2018 at 04:30 GMT


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Very funny read aloud text, and small children will love the petulant gorilla - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
  • 'A masterwork of a picture book structure and pacing' - Travis Jonker, School Library Journal
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