Second Banana

A Picture Book


In this original, funny school story, a girl is disappointed by her “rotten” role in the annual nutrition pageant—but the show must go on!


ISBN: 9781419742347 Category:

Blair Thornburgh


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 appeeling. Showtime!

Additional information

Weight 394 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 24.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 11 August 2020
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Kate Berube
Dimensions 24.4 x 24.5 cm
Weight 394 g


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Blair Thornburgh is the author of several books for kids and teens. Her stage credits include “Girl #3” and “Grandma.” A former kid herself, she now lives just outside her hometown of Philadelphia.
Kate Berube is a children’s book illustrator and writer and the creator of Tater Totter, a zine for children. She is the author-illustrator of Hannah and Sugar and Mae’s First Day of School, and lives in Portland, Oregon.