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Words, Rhymes, Imagination: Review of A Banana is a Banana by Justine Clarke and Josh Pyke, Illustrated by Heath McKenzie

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26 November 2019

Words, Rhymes, Imagination: Review of A Banana is a Banana by Justine Clarke and Josh Pyke, Illustrated by Heath McKenzie

Synopsis

From household name Justine Clarke (actress, singer, children’s entertainer) and musician extraordinaire Josh Pyke comes a laugh-out-loud picture book based on the song ‘A Banana is a Banana’. Paired with bright illustrations by award-winner Heath McKenzie this story champions the fun kids can have with words, rhymes and a bit of imagination.If an eggplant really grew eggs, chickens would be out of a job.If a catfish was really made of cats, then it might get chased by a dog.And a banana is a banana. That’s what it’s called, I don’t know why.Join the band for some fun with words and rhymes in this laugh-out-loud picture book based on the award-winning song ‘A Banana is a Banana’.
Josh Pyke
About the author

Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is an Australian singer and songwriter known for his six award-winning indie/folk albums, including a best-of album released in 2017. He is committed to representing the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, as one of only six lifetime ambassadors for the charity (and the only non-author lifetime ambassador). He launched the initiative 'Buskin for Change' in 2009 to raise support for the ILF.Josh co-wrote the ILF song ‘Words Make the World Go Round’ with Justine Clarke, as well as co-writing, producing and mixing five songs for Justine’s new ABC2 TV show, Ta Da! Lights Out, Leonard is his first picture book.

Books by Josh Pyke

Heath McKenzie
About the author

Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie is a best-selling illustrator from Melbourne. His work has appeared in children’s books, magazines (for all ages), novels, cover art, ad campaigns, and even jewellery. Horror stories generally scare him though he loves them nonetheless - particularly zombie and monster-based fare. On the other hand, he can't resist and bright and sugary musical either... all this plus a tremendously varied music soundtrack tends to affect and inspire his work.

Books by Heath McKenzie

Justine Clarke
About the author

Justine Clarke

Justine Clarke is one of Australia's most accomplished and admired performers: a best-selling children's singer; acclaimed film, television and stage actress with credits including Time of Our Lives, Tangle, Love My Way, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Japanese Story and Hedda Gabler; and a constant, reassuring presence on Play School.

Books by Justine Clarke

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