MONKEY LOST by Ed Heck

MONKEY LOST

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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Any child who’s ever lost track of a prized companion will feel for young Eric, who suddenly realizes that the monkey he was bringing to school for show-and-tell is gone. After a fruitless search, his classmates start speculating: where would a monkey go? To the zoo? A movie? Up the Empire State Building? Heck illustrates each increasingly unlikely surmise with a simply drawn cartoon scene done in bright colors and thick, blocky lines. Ultimately, the monkey turns up in the hands of a bus driver. “Why, your monkey is only a stuffed animal!” laughs the teacher. “Only a stuffed animal?” a vastly relieved Eric thinks. “Not to me!” A bit sketchy, but the familiar situation, a bit of silliness and some authentically conveyed feeling add up to a Heck of a solo debut. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-689-04633-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Milk & Cookies Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2005




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