Bad Bananas A Story Cookbook for Kids

“Eccentric, humorous illustrations … inspired … fresh … extremely funny … Delicious, healthy and kid friendly … recipes” – Midwest Book Review

Bad Bananas is a wisecracking family activity book on the short (shelf) life of a bunch of bruisers--with 7 easy, yummy recipes for children to make with the family. Low-sugar treats include banana muffins, cookies, smoothies & pancakes (more recipes here). Bad Bananas facilitates tasty, funny, hands-on fun (ages 4 - 12). Also an ebook. SEE INSIDE (below)! Help us get multicultural products into more libraries and schools (perks here)

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Sets include bilingual versions (see Spanish sets). Ebooks: Sounds, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Juan, Arriba Up, Horse & Dog. Ships in 3-10 days, more for international

By Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by Jeff Faerber, 2011, 24-page, perfectbound 8"x10” kids' cookbook with African-American characters/black child, 320 words (before children's recipes), soft cover (PRE-order hard cover 978-0-9776065-4-2); For deals, see: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon,, Follett/BWI, Brodart. Leave a review/read e-book on iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony, Diesel-ebooks, Kindle/Amazon, Nook/; ISBN:  978-0-9776065-1-1, JUV050000, JUV019000, LCCN: 2010910826

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"A rollicking romp through badness that any kid can relish. Charming; even a bad banana can turn out good!" – Alison Levy, Park Slope Food Coop Linewaiter’s Gazette, Brooklyn, NY

"A great interactive story, which teaches an important message. The illustrations are fabulous and tie ... the story amazingly! I notice something new ... each time I read. My children have read it over and over and can't wait to try out all of the recipes!" – T. Simpson

Inside Images

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