If I Was a Banana

Book Author & Illustrator Alexandra Tylee & Kieran Rynhart
Rights Available World excl. World English, Mainland China
Rights Sold Mainland China


A book that celebrates imagination and possibility: the ordinary becomes extraordinary through the eyes of a curious child.

This boy’s-eye-view of the everyday captures the magic that a child can find in common objects and day-to-day encounters—bananas, clouds, toys, breakfast, stars. Each of these simple things sparks a new train of thought in a mix of the poetic and the prosaic that will touch the child all of us.

Awards
FINALIST 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

About the Author
Alexandra Tylee
is the owner and chef at Pipi restaurant in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, author of two cookbooks, and the mother of four sons.

Kieran Rhynhart is an illustrator and animator based in Wellington, New Zealand. He illustrated The New Zealand Art Activity Book for Te Papa Press in 2013, and has animated and illustrated an eclectic mix of music videos and commissions. He was selected as one of Luerzer’s Archive best 200 illustrators for 2010/2011.

Description

Publisher
Gecko Press

Extent
32pp

Format
260 x 210mm

Binding
Hardback, paperback

Category
Children’s

Genre
Picture Book

Age range
3 to 5

Publication Date
1/10/2016

Rights Available:
World excl. World English and Mainland China

Rights Agents:

World

Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency
anja@mundtagency.com

China & Taiwan
Bookman
ShuHuai (China) shuhuai@bkagency.com.tw
Sushin (Taiwan) sushin@bkagency.com.tw

Turkey
AnatoliaLit
rightsasst1@anatolialit.com

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Rich textures and muted colors add to the dreamy quality of the text, which has a thoughtful, reflective tone throughout.

Kirkus Reviews

This sophisticated picture book will be enjoyed by a wide age range. Highly recommended.

Magpies Magazine