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Monkey and Me

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Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
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"Gorgeous drawings - my son loves it"
5 stars"
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A really beautiful book, lovely simple pictures. The short story lends itself to a sing-song voice and is fun to read. My son loves looking at the animal drawings and gives it to me to read to him every day.

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I sent this book to my two and a half year old grandaughter and she absolutely loves it.

Description

A cheeky little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this gorgeous playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures. Soon, everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and hanging upside down like a bat!

Accolades

Winner of Booktrust Early Years Award: Best Emerging Illustrator 2007.

Review

A little girl and her stuffed animal, a monkey, cavort as she imagines and imitates a series of wild animals. The girl’s actions as she pretends to be each new beast can give rise to a guessing game for children, resolved when a turn of the page shows the actual animal mimicked: “Monkey and me, / Monkey and me, / Monkey and me, / We went to see, / We went to see some . . . / ELEPHANTS!” The rhythmic, patterned text reads aloud exceptionally well, though the story’s ending is a bit of a letdown. Still, the spare, expressive pencil drawings are charming, and the restrained use of watercolor washes heightens their effectiveness. This upbeat picture book has great read-aloud potential for responsive listening and extended play in storytimes. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Booklist

Author Biography

Emily Gravett is a graduate of Brighton University and the winner of the 2004 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. A traveller in her youth, Emily has now settled in Brighton with her partner and their young daughter. Her first picture book, the inimitable WOLVES (978-1-4050-5362-4) was published by Macmillan in 2005 to great acclaim, winning the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and The English Association Key Stage 1 Award.
Release date NZ
April 6th, 2007
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Contributor
Illustrated by Emily Gravett
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
32 colour illustrations
Imprint
Macmillan Children's Books
Pages
32
Dimensions
260x260x9
ISBN-13
9781405089494
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1664065

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