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)