Banana Chronicles

Fishing for Bananas

Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Banana Chronicles: Fishing For Bananas by Timothy Brower is a delightful and creative children's pictorial and early reader book, introducing its young reading audience to the concepts of fairness, accountability within a public community, and an introduction into the world of economics. The author has created an intriguing way to instruct children on how the smaller communities, especially those among the islands, conduct their business with a trade market. Within the story, the main character - Monkey - trades the fish he catches each day for items he needs to fix his home, feed his pets, or even feed himself, such as with bananas.

This is Economics 101. The earlier children learn the ways of money, trade, and marketing, the easier it will be for them to transition into the world as adults. This, however, is not the only teaching lesson within the story's plot. Fairness is taught when the islanders who have a stand at the market have an agreement of: don't waste anything, buy and sell only what you need. The main character in the story, Monkey, buys the same amount of bananas as fish he had caught, and thus wastes nothing. By following the market place rule, Monkey has developed and learned to be accountable or responsible with the public community. The pages of the book have beautiful and fun illustrations for all readers to enjoy as they give off a happy vibe. With its life lessons, exciting pictures, and enjoyable characters, Banana Chronicles: Fishing For Bananas is sure to be a story time favorite.