MONKEY SEE, MONKEY ZOO by Erin Soderberg

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY ZOO

From the "Animal Tales" series, volume 3
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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Roll out the barrel of monkeys--no, wait, make that one spunky monkey named Willa, short for Princess Willoughby Wallaby Fluff (she wears a tiara), who has a one-day adventure, à la Bill and Ted’s Excellent one, monkey style. Telling her story from her monkey's-eye point-of-view, Willa relates her fascination with the humans in the neighboring zoo cage, especially when they leave treasures behind, like mittens or candy bars. When a boy named Carter leaves his new school backpack by accident, Willa jumps the enclosure in an effort to find him and return it. A wild chase ensues on the backs of cars and atop buses, with a young chipmunk, self-named "Chipmunkey" after calling itself first Willa, then Carter, riding in the pack and giving advice when they get lost in Human City. Sly references to human behavior are particularly witty. Kids will enjoy this silly "monkey business," the third in the Animal Tales series, and find it armpit-fart funny. Black-and-white drawings not seen. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)

 

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59990-557-0
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2010




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