Catherine Conrad was always the
class clown, partly because she loved to make
people laugh, but also to help ease the pain of
not fitting in due to a reading disability. The
joy of inspiring others to overcome their difficulties
and to pursue their dreams became a lifelong passion
leading to the creation of the "Banana Lady TM"
and her side-kick monkey friend "Spike TM".
Catherine continues to enjoy her
nationwide following helping effect positive change
in kids and their families with her unique sparkle,
through national appearances, books, shows, CDs,
and being a Good Will Ambassador for Health and
Wellness. Currently Banana Productions, LLC is
heading up a family health and wellness
campaign called "Strong As I Can Be" helping kids
"Eat Right and Keep Fit" utilizing the
"Banana Lady™" character and her
sidekick monkey puppet "Spike'" to make
it fun and cool to be healthy. Catherine received
her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre in 1983
from California State
University Northridge and now resides in Madison,
Wisconsin, her hometown.
The Lemonade Stand, our first in the Banana Adventures
children's book series starring Banana and Spike.