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Monkey & Robot

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;Meet best pals Monkey and Robot. This snappy collection of stories includes their first four adventures!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Monkey and Robot are friendsand#8212;the best kind. They simply belong together, and it never matters that silly Monkey is furry, or that kind Robot can rust. What matters is their sharing: movies and popcorn, games of hide-and-seek, a fish tank forand#8230;a hippopotamus?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Joining the ranks of such noteworthy pairs as Bert and Ernie, Frog and Toad, and Henry and Mudge, Monkey and Robot celebrate their friendship in this chapter book of four charming tales that are ideal for young readers.

Review:

"For this beginning reader, Catalanotto (Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All) writes a quartet of stories about best buddies Monkey and Robot and illustrates them in pencil, using strong lines for his protagonists and soft shading for the backgrounds. It looks, at first, as though Monkey is the fragile one and Robot the guide and counsel. 'I know the monster in the movie isn't real,' says Monkey, in a story about handling fear. 'But do you know what is really real?... That I really get really scared at monster movies.' Later, though, it's Robot who has never played hide-and-seek, and Monkey who must explain the rules. The episodes don't always stay focused. In a sequence about a cocoon hatching, after Monkey puts a sandwich in a tank with the cocoon, the sandwich pieces disappear in a way that distracts from the story arc. Elsewhere, a board game sequence about winning and losing bogs down in slapstick humor. Yet the passages about the friends' strong and supportive relationship make the stories worthwhile, and good-humored silliness prevails. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Meet best pals Monkey & Robot.

About the Author

Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Monkey andamp; Robotandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-Allandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Ivan the Terrierandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Matthew A.B.C.andlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Emilyand#8217;s Artandlt;/iandgt;, of which andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; said in a starred review, and#8220;Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.and#8221; Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their andlt;iandgt;Mother to Tigersandlt;/iandgt; received a starred review in andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; and was one of the New York Public Libraryand#8217;s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Monkey andamp; Robotandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-Allandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Ivan the Terrierandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Matthew A.B.C.andlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Emilyand#8217;s Artandlt;/iandgt;, of which andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; said in a starred review, and#8220;Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.and#8221; Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their andlt;iandgt;Mother to Tigersandlt;/iandgt; received a starred review in andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; and was one of the New York Public Libraryand#8217;s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442429789
Author:
Catalanotto, Peter
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (no fx)+bandamp;w int. ill (refl
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For this beginning reader, Catalanotto (Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All) writes a quartet of stories about best buddies Monkey and Robot and illustrates them in pencil, using strong lines for his protagonists and soft shading for the backgrounds. It looks, at first, as though Monkey is the fragile one and Robot the guide and counsel. 'I know the monster in the movie isn't real,' says Monkey, in a story about handling fear. 'But do you know what is really real?... That I really get really scared at monster movies.' Later, though, it's Robot who has never played hide-and-seek, and Monkey who must explain the rules. The episodes don't always stay focused. In a sequence about a cocoon hatching, after Monkey puts a sandwich in a tank with the cocoon, the sandwich pieces disappear in a way that distracts from the story arc. Elsewhere, a board game sequence about winning and losing bogs down in slapstick humor. Yet the passages about the friends' strong and supportive relationship make the stories worthwhile, and good-humored silliness prevails. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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