Monkey Walk (Hardcover)

By Colleen Madden

Clarion Books, 9780544888982, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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In this near-wordless picture book, a girl’s bad mood is cured at the zoo when she cheers up a group of friendly penguins.

How do you shake off a bad mood? Try climbing up the Monkey Walk! On that unpredictable path, you might meet a mischievous (and kind of hairy) stranger. You might go on ridiculous missions. You might even make friends where you least anticipate doing so.
It’s a visit to the zoo like no other in Colleen Madden’s zany, wholly delightful tale of a big sister whose sour mood is turned around by helping others in an unforeseen way.

About the Author

Colleen Madden has illustrated many children’s books, including What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick, and Maraiah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You. Monkey Walk is the first book she has also written. She lives near Philadelphia, PA. Follow her on Twitter @thenewredplaid.

Praise For Monkey Walk

"Bubbling over with a singular charm of its own, this book will have kids going ape over the monkeyshines here."--Kirkus

"This tongue-in-cheek adventure will be a worthwhile addition to any collection, especially those looking for books on decreasing screen time."--School Library Journal

In colorful, animated, primarily wordless spreads using panels, full-page scenes, and a variety of perspectives, the whimsical cartoon illustrations depict the expressive girl, the animals, and their antics, all with scrutiny-inviting, whimsical touches."--Booklist