Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has a love of inks, paints and watercolours. Her debut picture book Time for Bed, Fred! won The New York Times' Best Illustrated Book Award and the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award, and was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her previous books for Walker include Kiki & Bobo's Birthday Surprise and Kiki & Bobo's Sunny Day. Yasmeen is originally from Ireland, but now lives in Bristol.
Little children will giggle at the gorilla pictured with his bum out, while grown ups with foodrejecting offspring should enjoy the drawing of his disgusted face as he rebuffs the snack. -- Imogen Carter * The Observer * Reminiscent of Dr Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham and Lauren Child's I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, Ismail's take on the fussy eating theme uses a mix of bold, expressive illustration and photography which brings a light, fun energy to what can sometimes be a frustrating experience for parents. * BookTrust * Children's Book of the Week * Western Daily Press * From the book's bright yellow jacket to author Yasmeen Ismail's bold and funny illustrations, Would You Like a Banana? is vivid and lively. * Northern Echo * This charming, Dr Seuss-esque book has fun with the time-honoured stategy for getting toddlers to try new foods. * The Financial Times *