MONKEY WORLD ABC by Matthew Porter

MONKEY WORLD ABC

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Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

From Artist to Zookeeper, Porter's big-eyed monkeys sport a dizzying array of costumes.

With one image per page, a simple caption beneath and the first letter highlighted in color, these monkeys look simultaneously modern and folksy as they course through the alphabet. Using a mix of bold and muted tones and black outlines, Porter paints on wood, and the grain shows through, giving each illustration a subtle texture and a handmade feel. The back page says this work is "An A to Z of occupations," but this gathering of characters is more playful (pirate, queen and snake charmer are in the mix) than aspirational.

While not a core alphabet title, a fun selection for monkey fans. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1927018071
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Simply Read Books
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2012




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