Friday, June 20, 2008
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
An active young girl imagines visiting all kinds of animals with her stuffed monkey. Exuberant illustrations of muted reds, browns and grays spotlight sprightly penguins, high hopping kangaroos, flitting bats and more. As the text repeats, “Monkey and me, Monkey and me, Monkey and me, We went to see, We went to see some…”, the illustrations capture the child in various points of movement that hint at the animal to come. Utterly child friendly from the first line to the final “zzzzzzzz”, this picture book is a spot-on hit.