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Monkey Truck (Christy Ottaviano Books) Hardcover – January 18, 2011
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Monkey Truck is a truck with a mission. He’s on the lookout for all sorts of jungle bungles -- there are chameleons to rescue before they are squashed, snakes to untangle, and hippos to pull free. And look out for that TSUNAMI! This playful picture book, with its chant-along language and plucky pictures, is perfect for little ones who like trucks and animals (probably the two most popular toddler topics). The paper-over-board format complete with heavy interior stock makes it an excellent choice for preschoolers.
A Look Inside Monkey Truck
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|When there's trouble in the jungle...||His overdrive engine burns banana gas!|
|He puts his pedal to the metal||He wakes up the bats sleeping in the tree.|
“My three-year-old loves Michael Slack's new picture book Monkey Truck…The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it's a darned fun storytime treat.” ―Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
“The bright, blocky and, above all, goofy digitally painted illustrations will grab attention, and Monkey Truck's hooting mug (and tooting bottom) will keep the giggles flowing. Hope for more from this outrageous imagination.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Slack's choppy, rhyming text is propelled by sound effects and exclamations that enhance the book's read-aloud appeal…A slight yet spirited romp.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Slack's digitally rendered artwork is abundant with enjoyable texture and detail, however, and the jungle citizens are remarkably expressive.” ―BCCB
Top Customer Reviews
The story is very short, but we do get to see Monkey Truck performing a couple of rescues. The rhyming text is a bit forced in a couple of places (tree/tsunami), but if you know it's coming, it doesn't detract from the humor or flow. This is an excellent choice for any preschool story time. A spirited reading will no doubt leave your audience yelling "Go Monkey Truck" long after you are done. Recommended.
he loved it.
great illustration, simple but fun story. our only gripe was that it was a bit short. My son wanted more Monkey Truck!
great buy for any little boy, no matter what age we are.
The seller did day there was wear to the outer pieces so I'm not too irritated.
Don't regret buying it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought it for my grandson because his first book got distroyedPublished 5 months ago by Elaine V. Hill
We found Monkey Truck at the library, but had to get one for home! We love this book!Published 10 months ago by T Clark
This is a fun book. We got it from the library and it was a big hit so I bought it. My 3 year old grandson loves it.Published on April 4, 2014 by Judyth R. Nelson
books are a great gift for grandchildren and this one is no exception, especially since my grandson loves anything monkeyPublished on January 3, 2014 by Vonnie Conrad
My youngest got this book from the library and loves it! It makes her laugh every time and has some large words she doesn't mind working out so she can read it by herself!Published on October 23, 2013 by Murray
This book is very creative and fun. I love it and I think it would be great for all aged kids!Published on September 3, 2013 by S L
My 2 year old loves this book and it's fun to read. It's also become part of his morning potty ritual. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by cc
My son loves this book. His is 16 months now and we've been reading it to him since he was a baby. We just say "monkey truck" without the book and his face lights up. : )Published on May 25, 2013 by puresea