The kid-club called the Banana Bunch offers early-chapter readers a fun group of pals and classic childhood escapades. In this Banana Bunch installation, the club-buddies decide to put together a surprise birthday party for their dog club-member, Scruffy. They divvie up the party preparations--decorating the club house, buying and making presents, making the cake. Scruffy is suitably surprised--especially with his big present: a guinea pig. After cake and presents, a birthday ballgame gives Scruffy a chance to pay everyone back by finding the missing baseball. Suggestions for a couple of birthday-related activities cap off the book. Contemporary/classic: Nothing supernatural, no super powers--the characters and stories reflect the stuff of real kids and actual childhood experiences. Any kid will be able to imagine him/herself as being part of this Bunch. Classic style: The Banana Bunch uses a traditional, third-person mix of narration and dialogue. Other titles in Jump-Into-Chapters use all-dialogue and/or comics-style narration. Engaging and easy-to-read: A spare text pairs with relatable kid-characters that are at the perfect level of complexity for new readers. Taps into a growing trend of longer page count/lower word count early readers. A little extra: Each BB book ends with an activity suggestion related to that title\'s story or theme. Next! In Spring 2015 the Bunch returns with a trip to the beach and a rockin\' snowball fight. Series Overview: The Banana Bunch books are part of Blue Apple\'s Jump-Into-Chapters series. These character-driven stories entertain, empower, and increase the reading proficiency of kids who want to tackle a long, \"big kid\" book, but aren\'t quite ready for text-heavy reading


  • 72 pages
  • 6.5 x 9 inches
  • children ages 5+
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

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  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Europe)
  • Dutch
  • French
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