Author and illustrator, James Kochoalka, knows how to make young readers giggle in Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society. Main character, Banana Fox, isn’t the brightest star in the sky but he will keep you laughing with his antics. My children and I love the playful illustrations. It also reminds us of some favorite books about Morris and Boris by Bernard Wiseman. As a quick, light read, this will be enjoyed mostly by 9-year-olds and younger. Perfect for reluctant readers, Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society is silly and fun. Fans will be happy to know that this is a series so the shenanigans will carry on as the Secret Sour Society attempts to outsmart Banana Fox.
Review of an Advance Reader’s Copy received from the Publisher
Violence/Gore: A few (6) instances including character tells turtle to destroy; reference to character getting tail hurt in machine and the machine exploding; reference to robbery, treason and murder; character throws another character (no injuries); character crashes (no injuries); character hurts tail and machine explodes.
Mature Subject Matter:
Potty and bodily function humor (very little); characters being mind-controlled.
Alcohol / Drug Use: