Why the Banana Split

Why the Banana Split

3.91 (135 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Illustrated by 

List price: US$6.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


So why did the banana split? Well, for the same reason that the jackhammers hit the road, the lettuce headed out, and the jump ropes skipped town. It was even enough to make the baseball players strike out. Here's a hint: it's bigger than a breadbox. And named Rex. With Jimmy Holder's sly illustrations bringing every pun to life, Rick Walton's verbal deftness will leave readers splitting too-their sides.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 223.5 x 266.7 x 7.6mm | 45.36g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 1586858416
  • 9781586858414
  • 1,600,499

Review quote

"A super-silly plotless punfest that could also serve as a good linguistic example for kids trying to create their own wordplays."show more

Flap copy

Why the Banana Split It's the question on everyone's mind: just why did the banana split? Here's a clue: it's for the same reason that the jump ropes skipped town, the jackhammers hit the road, and the cows mooooved on. And it's got nothing to do with ice cream. Give up? Then grab your best puns and get ready to enter Rick Walton's latest word-play adventure. You'll discover so many ways to split, exit, vamoose, disappear, skedaddle, scram--well, go--that you just might wish you could stay longer. Rick Walton is the author of Once There Was a Bull ... frog, You Don't Always Get What You Hope For, and Pig, Pigger, Piggest (also illustrated by Jimmy Holder), all, as it happens, from Gibbs Smith, Publisher Rick Walton is the author, the writer, the creator of over thirty books for kids. He, his wife, Ann, and their four children love to travel. They're happy in their home in Provo, Utah, where Rex is welcome anytime, but whenever they can, they take off for Hawaii, head back east, hit the road for Yellowstone, or run off to Disneyland. They also love to eat bananas. Jimmy Holder lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Suzanne, and two-year-old daughter, Madeleine, where he illustrates lots of things, including this second book for Rick Walton. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase a squealing Madeleine around the house. They split a banana every morning for breakfast.show more

Rating details

135 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 36% (48)
4 31% (42)
3 25% (34)
2 6% (8)
1 2% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X