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Monkey With a Tool Belt School & Library Binding – December 15, 2007
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From the Inside Flap
These are his tools.
And this is the organ-grinder
who has no idea
what Chico can do with them!
From the Back Cover
Top Customer Reviews
#1: It is named "Monkey with a Tool Belt".
#2: It features a monkey by the name of Chico Bon Bon.
#3: And yes, it's brilliant, funny, well-illustrated, blah blah blah. But did you see the title? It's MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT!! How cool is that?
Basically, inside every book reviewer is a five-year-old child who screams with delight when she reads titles created by talented whizzes like Chris Monroe. Ms. Monroe is a Minnesotan with a cartoonist background and an ear for a funny phrase. With this, her second foray into the world of picture books, the result is delightful. Distinctly child-friendly with great art and a story worth reading, "Monkey with a Tool Belt" (I just can't say it often enough) is going to wind up being one of those books that kids remember and treasure for years.
Chico Bon Bon. Your average everyday monkey with a tool belt. Outfitted with everything from claw hammers to clam hammers, Chico is the kind of guy you want around when something needs fixing or building. And even when he doesn't get something right the first time, it doesn't take long for him to correct his mistake. One day, Chico is trapped by a nefarious organ grinder intent on making the monkey his new dancing stooge. Fortunately, after the organ grinder takes Chico to his home, he indulges in operating a lot of his loud appliances at once. This is more than adequate to cover up the sound of Chico's tools as he takes a variety of steps towards escaping from his box. One rubber hammer later Chico is on the bus home (his fare having been contained in the belt as well). Safely tucked into bed, the monkey dreams of the things he'll build and invent tomorrow.Read more ›
The book is so funny too! The water buffalo call, OH-Woo-GA!, is now part of our every day discourse.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OMG, this book is the best! The kids want to hear it over and over and over again.Published 13 months ago by notrab
My six year old grandson loves this book! He received a real tool belt for Christmas, and we acted out the story with big cardboard boxes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Crystal D.
My five-year-old son loves this book. Very clever and fun to read to your child!Published 19 months ago by Pacific Northwest
We got this book from the schools' library and I could not been more dissatisfied.
The story lacks any suspense, is remotely interesting and ends as boring as it... Read more
The child that received this gift book really liked it and read it the first day they got it and many times since.Published on March 23, 2014 by Alexandra Neuhold
Good art, cute story - grandchildren love this series. Not real wild about monkeys, but this little guy helps fix things all over town and preps children to want to fix things.Published on March 4, 2014 by Amazon Customer
These are so cute and silly and clever. Whimsical illustrations, creative rhymes, terrific story. My 3 year old son DEMANDS this or the two other Chico Bon Bon books every single... Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by kiki