A heart-warming tale of a little boy with big ideas by international best-seller Jacqueline Wilson for Egmont's red banana series. Sara always gets lumbered with looking after her little brother Bernard. And summer project at the local school is different. There's so much to do - football, judo, trampolining, model car making, computer games and drama. But all Bernard wants to do is clothes design. Soon all the kids, led by Big Dan, are calling Bernard 'Bernadette' and shoving him around. Sara wants to help but she doesn't want to make it worse. But 'Bernadette' is a little boy with big ideas. And he has a plan up his very nicely designed sleeve . . . Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.
Jacqueline Wilson Jacqueline Wilson is one of the biggest selling children's authors of all time in the UK. She has won countless awards for her much-loved stories and was honoured with an OBE in 2002. Her tales have been adapted for TV - most notably The Story of Tracy Beaker - and in 2004 it was revealed that her books are officially the most borrowed from public libraries. To top it all, Jacqueline was made a Dame in 2008. David Roberts Having worked with Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Ardagh, Tom Baker and Daren King, David Roberts has earned himself a reputation for being one of the hottest prospects in children's book illustration. David was born in Liverpool, and turned to illustrating stories for children after a brief spell as a milliner.