Monkey (Paperback)

Not Ready for the Baby

By Marc Brown

Dragonfly Books, 9780399557811, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/6/2016)
Library Binding (9/6/2016)

List Price: 5.99*
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Description

The new baby is coming soon . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. Acclaimed author and illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur) offers a fun and reassuring story about becoming a big brother.

Monkey is very nervous about the new baby. He likes being a little brother! Before the big arrival, Monkey must learn about what it means to be a big brother. Mommy, Daddy, and Brother show Monkey how to prepare for the baby: Monkey can share his old baby things with his new little sibling. He can go to the hospital with Mommy to feel the baby kicking! Monkey can even help Mommy pick out all of the things that the baby will need, and get her packed and ready for the hospital. Finally, Monkey may just be ready to be a big brother!

Praise for Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

“Brown’s hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he’s on Monkey’s side—and that of readers—from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review


About the Author

MARC BROWN, best known as the creator of the Arthur books and TV show, has drawn on his love of American folk art in his paintings for Wild About Books, ZooZical,and Wild About You!, all with bestselling author Judy Sierra. He is also the author and illustrator of In New York.


Praise For Monkey: Not Ready for the Baby

Praise for Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten


"Brown's hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he's on Monkey's side--and that of readers--from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be." —Publishers Weekly, Starred


Praise for Wild About You:
"Brown's inviting illustrations enhance the text's warmth."—The Horn Book Magazine


Praise for ZooZical:
"With humor and gusto, Brown's richly textured folk art-inspired pictures convey the characters' dramatic shift in moods and imbue them with abundant personality."—Publishers Weekly, Starred


Praise for Dancing Feet:
"Recalling the simple yet sophisticated collage art of Leo Lionni (to whom Brown dedicates the book) and Eric Carle, the pictures introduce a cheerful menagerie of animals composed of basic shapes cut from hand-painted papers in an array of colors, textures, and patterns that recall everything from corrugated cardboard to exotic grasses."—Publishers Weekly, Starred