A 2005 Caldecott Honor Book
Synopses & Reviews
Monkey Ono is not exactly a real monkey, but he really, really
wants to go to the beach! So when Beach Day arrives, and the children who own him forget the bag he's in, Monkey Ono does not take this lying down, like most stuffed animals would. Oh no, he's got a plan. In fact he's got many, many plans. From riding the family dog to ricocheting through the sky to diving down the water pipes. All end with hilarious results, but not exactly according to plan. Will Monkey Ono ever get to the beach?? Only if the beach comes to him...
J.C. Phillippsandrsquo;s spirited text and stunning illustrations, done in colorful cut paper collage, deliver a humorous story with a great messageandmdash;try and try again!
"Personalities are artfully created so that both parents and children will recognize themselves within these pages. A seamless and supremely satisfying presentation of art and text." School Library Journal
Using a combination of muted black-and-white photos and expressive illustrations, the author of the Caldecott Honor book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! tells a true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind...
Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
From debut picture book author L.J.R. Kelly, and acclaimed illustrator Yoko Tanaka, comes a poignant ode to well-loved toys in the vein of picture book favorites such as The Velveteen Rabbit
, The Giving Tree
, and Knuffle Bunny.
Blanket and Bear have always gone everywhere with their boybut one day they are accidentally left behind. On a daring adventure across oceans and faraway lands, they travel to find their way back to the boy, meeting new friends along the way.
A charmingly irreverent look at a mischievous kid-fixation: underwear!
Underpants can be fancy or functional, but for pre-schoolers, it is always funny. Take Lily McBloom - she has the fancy kind and loves to show them off with a special dance to make everyone laugh. This horrifies her big sister who comes up with a plan to stop Lily's underpants dance forever. But Lily is one creative girl, and with a little outside-the-box thinking, she can keep right on dancing!
For fans of Bear In Underwear and Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, this story celebrates the hilarity of kids' obsessions.
Blanket and Bear have always gone everywhere with their boy—but one day they are accidentally left behind. On a daring adventure across oceans and faraway lands, they travel to find their way back to the boy, meeting new friends along the way. From debut picture book author L.J.R. Kelly, and acclaimed illustrator Yoko Tanaka, comes a poignant ode to well-loved toys sure to find its way into the hearts of children everywhere.
About the Author
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City. His most recent book is The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog! Mo lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
Read the Kids' Q&A with Mo Willems