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How Slippery Is a Banana Peel?

Rebecca Donnelly, Misa Saburi (Illustrator)


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Rebecca Donnelly's How Slippery Is a Banana Peel? is a picture book companion to Cats Are a Liquid celebrating the science and the slipperiness of banana peels—a perfect introduction to friction, featuring illustrations by Misa Saburi.

Volcanoes roar,
But banana peels race.
Rockets soar,
Like bananas through space.

A group of kid-experimenters at a science fair explore the slipperiness of banana peels—a perfect introduction to scientific concepts! It's funny and STEM-inspired, with back matter on friction and a kitchen science experiment. These playful and mischievous banana peels will capture the imagination of readers.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250256867, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2021

About the Author

Rebecca Donnelly was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. She has an MA in Humanities and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. These days she writes and works in a small public library in northern New York. Her debut middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe, the story of a children’s theater in the Florida panhandle, was published in 2017.

Misa Saburi was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she illustrates children's books, including Monster Trucks and Bearnard's Book, written by Deborah Underwood.