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Gorillas Go Bananas

Patrick Wensink, Nate Wragg (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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“Little monkeys will enjoy the rhyme and maybe pick up some new food vocabulary.” —Kirkus

From the author-illustrator team behind Go Go Gorillas comes this lively, rhyming read-aloud starring a baby gorilla who refuses to eat his dinner. Perfect for picky eaters everywhere!

It’s suppertime in the jungle, but Baby Gorilla refuses to eat anything Mama and Papa make for him—not banana chips with green guacamole or a piping-hot plate of plantain ravioli. He says no to a dish of bananas flambé and turns up his nose at banana soufflé!

Step into the kitchen and laugh at dish after zany dish in this picture book adventure that is sure to make story times—and meal times—fun!

Praise For Gorillas Go Bananas

“Little monkeys will enjoy the rhyme and maybe pick up some new food vocabulary.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Foodie families in particular will enjoy the rhymes—Nate Wragg’s action-packed illustrations add to the fun.”
— The Oregonian (Portland)

HarperCollins, 9780062381200, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

About the Author

Patrick Wensink is the author of Go Go Gorillas and Gorillas Go Bananas and is also the bestselling author of a bunch of boring books for grown-ups that have no pictures in them whatsoever! He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. Much like a certain baby gorilla, Patrick was a picky eater as a boy. His favorite way to have a banana is in a pancake. You can visit him online at

Nate Wragg is the illustrator of Monster Trucks by Anika Denise, At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman, and many other titles. He’s also a production designer and illustrator for animated films. Nate lives in Southern California with his lovely wife and daughter and their silly French bulldog.