Debi Derryberry Website Bio In addition to her successful career as one of Hollywood's most active voice-over artists, multi-talented kids' entertainer Debi Derryberry is passionate about writing and performing in front of live audiences. "Not a day goes by," Debi says, "when I don't think about a new verse, or melody, or idea for a story that I'd like to share." Probably best known as "the voice of Jimmy Neutron," Debi is very excited about her latest creative endeavor: the delightful preschool children's character, "Baby Banana." The inspiration for "Baby Banana" comes from a bedtime story Debi's husband made up for their young son. The character first appeared in a calypso-themed song on her children's CD, 2006's award-winning "What A Way to Play," that rose to number one on Sirius Radio. Debi is touring extensively in 2009, entertaining kids and grown-ups with songs and stories about "Baby Banana," his "Daddy Gorilla" and "Momma Duck," and their tropical fantasy world of natural wonders, exotic animal friends, and tantalizing tastes, sights and smells. Their adventures are also celebrated in a new CD which launched in May '09, "Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana," and a new book, "Baby Banana and the Licorice Tree," which published in December '08. "I've loved telling stories and singing songs since I was a child," says Debi, "and it's a great joy for me to bring smiles to people's faces, especially children! While 'Baby Banana' is largely about fun, wonder and fantasy, it also has core themes that I believe are very important for kids to understand at an early age, including kindness, diversity, sharing, the meaning of family, and an appreciation for the natural world. "I hope that little kids, moms and dads, grandparents, and everyone in between will enjoy experiencing the adventures of Baby Banana as much as I enjoy creating them!"