Why the Banana Split

Why the Banana Split


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So why did the banana split? Well, for the same reason that the jackhammers hit the road, the lettuce headed out, and the jump ropes skipped town. It was even enough to make the baseball players strike out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586858414
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 08/16/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com

Jimmy Holder lives in Pasadena, California where he illustrates lots of things. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase his squealing daughter Madeline around the house. They split a bananna every morning for breakfast.

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When Rex came to town, everyone looked at his huge head high in the air and at his large sharp teeth.

And they screamed. "DINOSAUR! DINOSAUR! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!" And they did.

The jump ropes skipped town, and the astronauts took off.

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Why the Banana Split 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rachaelmcdonald on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Rex the dinosaur comes to town, the town takes one look at his huge head and sharp teeth and run the other way. Not one person or object sticks around. The shopkeepers say ¿buy, buy,¿ the jackhammers hit the road, the lettuce heads out, the cows mooove on, and the bananas split. When Rex realizes what is going on, he asks, ¿Why are you all running away?¿ ¿I only eat fruit!¿ At that moment the drum who was about to beat it calls out, ¿Everyone! Come on Back!¿ And everyone does except for the bananas, they split for good.This book is perfect for my 20 month old daughter to point at the pictures of the different objects and attempt to say their names. The illustrations are colorful , each object is given its own personality. My daughter truly loved looking at the pictures in this book.In a classroom setting children could pick their own objects that they think may want to leave town after seeing a dinosaur. They could pick objects they use during their daily lives . The children could make them come to life by giving them googly eyes and felt mouths. They could trace stencils or draw by hand the objects of choice on construction paper, cut it out, and add arms, and feet. Another idea would be for children to bring in the objects they feel would be the most scared of the dinosaur for show and tell. They could say what the object is and why they feel it would be the most scared.