Thursday, October 23, 2014

Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split by Anica Mrose Rissi; Cover Reveal

Hello & welcome to today's exciting cover reveal.
I'm so thrilled to help author Anica Mrose Rissi reveal the cover to her up coming release: Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split. Check out this adorable cover!!!

I love this cover. I think it's cute, it's fun, and it's appealing to the young readers.
This is a book I would totally pick up for my daughter based on the cover alone. 

Publisher's pitch (from the catalog): 
A charming new illustrated chapter book series about a third-grader named Anna, who, with her beloved wiener dog Banana by her side, navigates the joys and challenges of elementary school best-friendship.

Summary (from the flap copy):
Anna has two favorite things: her best friend, Sadie, and her dog, Banana. She can't wait to celebrate her birthday with both of them.

But Anna's birthday party turns into a birthday disaster when Sadie starts a terrible fight that Anna never saw coming. Anna doesn't know why her best friend is suddenly acting like her worst enemy, but she knows she'd do anything to fix it. She and Banana just need to come up with a plan.

Only, what if Sadie doesn't want their friendship to be fixed?

On-sale date: May 5, 2015
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Author bio:
Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats a lot of cheese in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her dog, Arugula. She's also an executive editor at a major publishing house. Find out more at and find Anica on Twitter at @editrixanica.

Illustrator bio:
Meg Park is an illustrator who lives in Scotland with her two cats, Louie and Boo. She loves drawing, painting, and telling stories through her artwork. To learn more about Meg and her art you can visit and find her on Twitter at @megprk.

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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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