Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away!
Kidnap sees the friends caught up in a frightening plot to capture a girl. Using their magic powers and some friends at the zoo, will they defeat the evil villains?
Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). The Skate Monkey stories can be read in any order.
Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
Book band: Lime
Inspired by his own family and from his time as a teacher, Paul Mason likes to write stories that grab young readers and gets them turning pages! He is lucky enough to have lived all over the world, and some of those places, and the people he's met along the way, pop up in his books from time to time.
Paul has over 100 published titles to date, across a range of genres. He is the author of the children's novels The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle, The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase, Factor Four: the Awakening, and Factor Four: Tiger, Tiger.
Robin Boyden is an illustrator, writer and designer, based in Bristol, UK - but it if wasn't for the pirate risk factor, he'd quite like do his work from a hammock in the Caribbean in the 18th Century.
Along with working on Skate Monkey, his other projects include creating new artwork for The Demon Headmaster series and designing cardboard cut outs for Kew Gardens. Robin enjoys history podcasts, comedy films and using dogs as inspiration for his human characters