Second Banana
Second Banana

Second Banana

Written by Blair Thornburgh & illustrated by Kate Berube
4 - 8
Reading age
Page count
Aug 11, 2020
Publication date

Buy from other retailers


What's Second Banana About

Publisher Summary

A girl is disappointed with her “rotten” role in the school play—but the show must go on   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!

What Kind of Book is Second Banana


schoolfriendshipperforming artstheater and musicalsjealousynutritionstage frightthe theater


    Book Lists That Include Second Banana

    The Creatives Behind the Book

    What Has Blair Thornburgh Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Blair Thornburgh know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What Has Kate Berube Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Kate Berube know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    More Books From These Creatives

      picture • 32 Pages
      The Sandcastle That Lola Built
      Megan Maynor, Kate Berube
      picture • 32 Pages
      John's Turn
      Mac Barnett, Kate Berube
      picture • 40 Pages
      Scott Campbell, Blair Thornburgh
      picture • 32 Pages
      Mae's First Day of School
      Kate Berube
      picture • 32 Pages
      The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
      Curtis Manley, Kate Berube
      picture • 32 Pages
      My Little Half-moon
      Douglas Todd Jennerich, Kate Berube
      picture • 32 Pages
      Hannah and Sugar
      Kate Berube
      View more

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Second Banana

      picture • 32 Pages
      Pest in Show
      Victoria Jamieson
      picture • 32 Pages
      A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur!
      Suzanne Morris
      picture • 32 Pages
      Penny & Jelly: The School Show
      #1 in Series
      Maria Gianferrari, Thyra Heder
      picture • 32 Pages
      It's Showtime!: A Pepper and Frannie Story
      Catherine Lazar Odell
      picture • 32 Pages
      Amazing Grace
      Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
      picture • 32 Pages
      Marsha Is Magnetic
      Beth Ferry, Lorena Alvarez
      picture • 32 Pages
      No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks!
      Diane DeGroat
      picture • 32 Pages
      Fuddles and Puddles
      Frans Vischer
      picture • 32 Pages
      Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show
      Tomie dePaola, Jim Lewis
      picture • 32 Pages
      The Farm That Mac Built
      Tammi Sauer, Jackie Urbanovic

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 11, 2020
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 65%

    Making good progress . . .

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo