One of the best young-reader books I’ve read.
Amy Doslich takes readers on an endearing adventure through the eyes of a little girl, capturing the essence of adding a new baby to the family.
This heartwarming tale entertains young minds and is the perfect gift for any toddler whose family is expecting a new arrival.
Through delightful illustrations created by the author, and simple, accessible language, she skillfully depicts the journey of a family preparing for the arrival of a new baby.
From the initial excitement of a baby growing inside Mommy’s tummy to the special bond between sisters, the author manages to capture the range of emotions experienced during what can be a confusing and transformative time.
The author draws on her own experiences to create a relatable and authentic narrative. While acknowledging that every family’s journey is unique.
The illustrations are vibrant, captivating, and perfectly complement the story. The adorable characters and their expressive faces bring the narrative to life, engaging children with Hanna’s sassy dialogue—she’d prefer a bunny.
A heartwarming and beautifully crafted book that touches on the challenges of welcoming a new baby into the family. This book is a must-have addition to any young child’s library. It serves as a valuable tool for guardians to facilitate meaningful conversations about the changes that come with the arrival of a new sibling. Hannah Banana and the Addition of Mary Berry is a gem that will be a firm favourite with children. Perfect for primary/elementary school libraries.
A sweet book to introduce the idea of a new baby to a toddler
What a sweet little book! I can’t wait to see Hannah and Mary’s adventures as they grow together. From this book it looks like Hannah will be a wonderful big sister. This book would have helped me adjust to the idea of a new baby brother many years ago! Or I may have still asked my mom to take him back to the hospital … haha.
Cute Story for Siblings-to-be
Hannah Banana and the Addition of Mary Berry us a cute story, the second in the series. It seems like the perfect story to share with children that are about to be promoted to older sibling status. The illustration are done in an interesting style that seems like a mixture of photographs and hand-drawn pictures. They will certainly pique the curiosity of children! Hannah is very relatable and the story is sweet.
Author Amy Doslich
Book Hanna Banana and the Mary Berry
This is such a cute story …kid’s laughed through the whole book twice..lol. This is a great book for any kid waiting on a new baby ❤️ we love Hannah Banana 🍌
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.