Big Little Monkey (Hardcover)

By Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierre Pratt (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763620066, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008



"Chee-chatta-chee!" A sweet, funny tale of a small monkey's first swings toward independence — and his new appreciation of the comforts of home

Early one morning in the big mango tree, Little Monkey wakes up and finds his whole family still asleep. Is Little Monkey brave enough and big enough to go find someone else to play with? He thinks so! And bim-ba-lah, bim-ba-lah, he swings away, hand over hand, until he finds a sloth to hang upside down with (too quiet), a parrot to sing along with (too squawky), and even a hissing boa to join in a game of Curl My Tail Around in Tricky Ways (way too tricky!). Will Little Monkey find just the right playmates, in just the right place?

About the Author

Carole Lexa Schaefer is the author of many acclaimed picture books for children, including DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban, and THE BORA-BORA DRESS, illustrated by Catherine Stock. Carole Lexa Schaefer lives on Camano Island, Washington.

Pierre Pratt has illustrated and written many award-winning books, including THE LADDER, written by Halfdan Rasmussen and translated by Marilyn Nelson, which was selected as an Outstanding International Book by the United States Board on Books for Young People and the Children's Book Council. Pierre Pratt lives in Montreal.