Three monkey stories with a real sense of fun by Elizabeth Laird and Roz Davison for Egmont's green banana series. It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous. Will the other monkeys be friendly? Will they all stare at her? Jani is in a wheelchair, and this makes her different. But, thanks to her sense of cheekiness, she makes friends and has a very nice first day at school indeed. Green bananas are divided into short, simple stories to develop reading techniques over a number of sessions. They are suitable for NC Level 1 readers. Green Bananas are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Green bananas only use one clause in each sentence and rely on dialogue and speech bubbles to encourage reading aloud.
Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand but she grew up in London. She has lived in many parts of the world, including Ethiopia, Malaysia, Iraq and Lebanon. She has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Book Prize several times. She has won the Children's Book Award and the Smarties Prize. She lives in south-west London with her husband. This is Roz Davison's first book. She works as a Project Facilitator and an advocate for two disability organisations. She lives on the Wirral. David Sims is an up-and-coming illustrator. This is his first Banana.