Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split

Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split

(Book #1 of Anna, Banana)
Illustrated by: Meg Park
For Ages: 6 - 10
Meet Anna and her beloved wiener dog, Banana, in this start to a charming illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships.

Anna has been best friends with Sadie for as long as she can remember. So Anna is utterly perplexed when, on Anna’s birthday, Sadie unceremoniously stakes claim to Anna’s new pony necklace, then suddenly stops speaking to Anna altogether. Did Anna do something wrong? With a little help from her wiener dog, Banana, as well as some sage advice from her family, Anna makes some important discoveries about what it means to stand up for herself, and how to be a true friend.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481416054 | 
  • May 2015 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5 | 
  • Lexile ® 680L
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Anica Mrose Rissi speaks about Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split, how tough friendship can be sometimes, and how invaluable a dog is your time of need.

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About the Author

Anica Mrose Rissi
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Anica Mrose Rissi

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats lots of cheese with her friends and her dog, Arugula, in Princeton, New Jersey. Find out more at and follow @AnicaRissi on Twitter.