Bananas have been a running joke in my family since my son started calling them banoonoos when he was two. Then came Harriet's fascination with "Banana Phone." So when I saw Banana by Ed Vere at the library, I had to check it out.
A young, energetic monkey finds a banana. He's so excited about discovering it that he doesn't get a chance to eat it. By the time he's ready, another monkey has appeared and wants the banana too. Can the two learn to share?
Banana uses a very limited vocabulary and bright and humorous illustrations, both ideal for early readers. It was the first book Harriet read completely on her own. And read it she did, about a dozen or more times before it was due back at the library.