Second Banana

Preorder a signed copy today!

Preorder Second Banana from the wonderful Reads & Company Bookshop in Phoenixville, PA, and you will get:
– A signed book by me, Blair
– A free sticker sheet featuring a few of Mrs. Millet’s stellar cast of students from amazing illustrator Kate Berube
– The warm and fuzzy feeling of supporting an excellent local bookstore

Super cute stickers, suitable for use everywhere!

About the book

The kids in Mrs. Millet’s class are putting on their annual nutrition pageant. Every kid plays a food. Every kid gets a line. It is a big deal. But this year, there aren’t quite enough parts for everybody. So the class is cast: Fish, Cheese, Broccoli, Blueberry, Banana, and . . . Second Banana.

Second Banana feels rotten. She wants to be the ONLY banana!

In this deliciously original school story, Blair Thornburgh and Kate Berube recognize the dreadful disappointment that a casting list can cause—as well as the power of friendship, creative thinking, and a good attitude to turn a rotten situation into one that’s quite ap-peel-ing. Showtime!

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Praise for Second Banana:

“The setup gives Thornburgh endless pun possibilities , and the rest of Berube’s costumes. . .delight, too. A funny, gentle nudge in the direction of being a better banana.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Thornburgh’s school story about making the best of a less-than-optimal situation and showing kindness and empathy for a new friend will ap-peel (sorry) to young readers and listeners, who will easily identify. Berube’s expressive cartoons are a good match—those food costumes are pretty funny […] No rotten bananas here.”
— Kirkus