Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481416054, 128pp.
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
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Anna has been best friends with Sadie for as long as she can remember. So Anna is utterly perplexed when, on Anna’s birthday, Sadie unceremoniously stakes claim to Anna’s new pony necklace, then suddenly stops speaking to Anna altogether. Did Anna do something wrong? With a little help from her wiener dog, Banana, as well as some sage advice from her family, Anna makes some important discoveries about what it means to stand up for herself, and how to be a true friend.
About the Author
Meg Park is a character designer and illustrator for clients including Disney, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures. Meg lives in Scotland with her two cats Louie and Boo. She loves drawing, painting, and telling stories through her artwork.
Praise For Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split…
— Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody series
"I've drawn rainbow sparkle hearts on every page of this book, because I love it that much. A perfect friendship story!"
— Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of the Winnie Years series
“There’s a surprising amount of tension as Anna struggles with her bafflement, narrated in an emotionally sensitive first-person voice. . . . A realistic story for sensitive kids.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine, Hilary McKay’s Lulu, and Anna Branford’s Violet Mackerel will enjoy meeting Anna and her friends.
— School Library Journal
"[T]he familiar trials of middle-grade friendship are likely to appeal to same-aged readers looking for a new chapter-book heroine."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Well-rounded characters, sweet spot art, and a relatable plot that avoids didacticism make this an entertaining chapter book."
— The Horn Book