THE MONKEY AND THE BEE by C.P. Bloom

THE MONKEY AND THE BEE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A comic tale about sharing and friendship.

In the sequel to The Monkey Goes Bananas (2014), Bloom (actually three authors in one: Carly Dempsey, Ed Bloom and illustrator Raymundo) and Raymundo offer another humorous tale with minimal text. Perhaps beginning where the last story left off, the monkey joyfully contemplates a banana on the copyright page, while an equally happy bee buzzes nearby. As the monkey is about to partake of said banana, the bee lands on it with a hopeful smile. Apparently unwilling to share, the monkey flicks the bee away, but the bee is not so easily dissuaded. What follows is a merry chase in which the monkey gets in serious trouble when a swat meant for the bee lands on a lion—but what’s this? It’s the bee to the rescue! In the end, the two new friends sleep off full stomachs. Using the same dark, heavy-lined style as in the first book, Raymundo places heavy emphasis on the characters by mostly isolating them against blue sky with just a little foliage for set dressing. Perspective, page turns and occasional graphic panels neatly convey the physical comedy.

This lighthearted story has a lot to offer as a discussion starter and read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 14th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4197-0886-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2015




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