Synopses & Reviews
Anna Banana can't settle down tonight, even though her stuffed animal friends are tired and just want to sleep. They suffer through delay after delay and excuse after excuse, until Anna Banana is finally sleepy. And then . . . it's time for their revenge! Anna Banana is about to get a taste of her own medicine. Anna Banana is a fantastic character—a lively little girl and a fearsome tyrant to her stuffed animal pals. The first of two picture books featuring this character, Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! is sure to be a hit with the youngest of readers . . . and with their parents!
"A comics-inspired delight from France introduces an appealingly feisty girl to a U.S. audience . . . This tidy little package could inspire an uptick in bedtime exuberance." - Kirkus Reviews
"The cheery cartoon illustrations are full of expression, and Dormal's loose style calls to mind Arthur Howard." - The Horn Book "Anna Banana learns a bit about consideration for others in this amusing story . . . The humor keeps the story moving along at a brisk, entertaining pace." - School Library Journal "A comics-inspired delight from France introduces an appealingly feisty girl to a U.S. audience . . . This tidy little package could inspire an uptick in bedtime exuberance." - Kirkus Reviews "It's a fairly straightforward story about being considerate of others . . . but the mischievous physical comedy that Dormal brings to his loosely scrawled cartoons keeps it from ever feeling didactic or dull." -Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Dominique Roques was born in 1948 in Casablanca. She has two sons, one of whom likes drawing picture books. Her appreciation for her son Alexis's artwork inspired her to start writing stories for him. Together they have published several books starring Anna Banana. Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! is the first to be translated into English. Alexis Dormal was born in 1977 in Brussels and studied filmmaking and then fine arts in Lyon, France. Now he makes books with word balloons. He has collaborated with Dominique Roques on the Anna Banana series, the first of which is Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!