The Banana Tree
Written by Maggie van Galen
Illustrations by Koanna Lundeen Gallant
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$12.95 ISBN 978-1-62502-021-5
The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest – Book One
WILL KEENO’S MONKEY BUSINESS GET HIM IN TROUBLE? It usually does!
Keeno is a mischievous little monkey, and his best friend Ernest is a clever and responsible young elephant.
In the “Banana Tree,” Keeno spots a big, shiny banana tree, but it is far away—all the way on the other side of the river of their jungle home—and his parents have told him never to cross the river without an adult. Ernest reminds him of this, but Keeno decides to cross anyway. When he finds himself in great danger, he must rely on his friend Ernest to rescue him! In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and following family rules.