A young banana likes being part of a bunch, but he's growing up and it's time to head off to school. Only he's afraid to go alone, and he'll do anything to stop the narrator from making him go. That is...until he's shown all the fun things he'll miss out on if he doesn't go to school.
Funny and absurd, this story of one stubborn banana will ease the anxiety of any child heading off to school for the first time.
Will Robinson has an MFA from the University of British Columbia and has work published in numerous print and online journals, including carte blanche, SNReview, Verbsap, Talking Writing, The Furnace Review, CellStories, Scrivener Creative Review, Poetry/Fiction in Motion, blinking cursor, Avatar Review, Blood Lotus, Black Heart Magazine and Crack the Spine. He has also won awards and has been featured as Writer of the Month in several journals, in addition to being anthologized.
He is also the creator of some really cool gift products based on his poetry: www.ransomnotesfromtheheart.com
I use humor in my books because I find it to be a great anxiety buster. This book addresses the separation anxiety that many children feel heading off to school for the first time (or for any activity that they may have to do alone).
I know of which I speak, as I experienced separation anxiety myself when I stood in the corridor while my mother tried to convince me to go into the classroom. I finally agreed but then wouldn’t take the class photo—that was a bridge too far!
Nuh-uh, no way, not happening, I AM NOT GOING TO SCHOOL!