Children’s Book Banana Embodies The Message of Being Present

Banana is an amazing children’s book that embodies an important message for parents as is for children. Being present in the moment is what we should all strive for in life. Truly a great children’s book and a must read.
– Momma Braga


A quirky and hilarious picture book parable about parental distraction and a daughter’s clever solution.

My dad is the best.

We love hanging out together.

Recently, he got this banana. At first, we had a great time with the banana — it does cool stuff and it’s really fun.

But lately he’s spending too much time with the banana. He’s distracted, and he’s not enjoying the things he used to enjoy, like hanging out with me.

I don’t think this banana is good for him.

It’s time to take action.


Banana is quirky, hilarious and a brilliant story that tackles parental distraction in the most heartening way. The witty girl  in the story creatively finds a way to get the best dad to return to being in the present with her again after being way too distracted by the banana.

We truly loved the message that the story embodied which is a great reminder for parents as is for children. The importance of being present and less distracted, is what we should all strive for. I truly enjoyed this gentle reminder in the most hilarious way ever.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 bananas out of 5!  Truly creative and unique way to tackle distractions that we all can be guilty of. I know I sure get plenty distracted throughout the entire day. This story reminded me to be more present and less distracted as that time is precious in parenthood.

My favorite part is when the girl ate the banana and then burped. It was funny and it was an interesting way to keep dad undistracted. – Nikki, Age 8

Bravo to Zoey who made another incredible children’s book as we loved her other book, I Do Not Like Yolanda too! We can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us.

If you would like to purchase the Banana book, click here.

About the Author

Zoey Abbott is a graduate in Women’s Studies and History from Smith College. She spent four years living and painting in Japan. Zoey is the author and illustrator of I Do Not Like Yolanda and she currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, kids and two dogs: Carrots and Maple. Zoey has nothing against bananas. She likes them, actually! They also happen to be one of the only fruits that do not make her throat and ears itch.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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