Who is Baby Monkey? He is a baby. He is a monkey. He has a job. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye! Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in a blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. ...
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye Reviews
Kind of adorable! I liked it but didn't love it. As a bookseller I'm not sure who I'll give this book to but I'll know them when I see them.
I received a copy of this ARC through a Goodreads giveaway.
I like that the text is simple and repetitive. It could be enjoyed by any age reader.
What I LOVE about the book are the illustrations, particularly how in each chapter the detective office decorations change and are connected to the mystery. A curious reader will recognize and enjoy these details. I liked that Selznick and Serlin included a list of things to notice at the end of the book.
I will share with a younger student who is lovin ...more
Superb illustrations but weak on the storytelling.
Love, love love this!!
It's hard to find a place for this book. It's an interesting format that has picture book qualities, but is broken up into chapters like juvenile fiction. BUT defining the book is neither here nor there, what is important is reading the book.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. I got the goofiest grin reading this book. The number of ways Baby Monkey can put his pants on wrong is impressive and hilarious. The number of ways Selznick changes up the office each time a new ch ...more
This is delightful and cute! And educational, but sneakily so.
It's a Baby! It's a Monkey! It'a Baby Monkey Private Eye! He solves crimes (maybe with his ESP??), eats snacks, and puts on pants. He has a routine and he never deviates - that's how he came to be a crack detective!
He's also an art connoisseur, as he regularly refreshes his decor with culturally relevant posters, busts, and oil paintings (with a bibliography at the end. I die)
Lovely work for early readers with his signature art styl ...more
This is damn near 5 stars. It absolutely stole my heart before we even got to the contents. A wonderful beginning reader that may look a little intimidating but will sit just right. Screaming WAIT! is my favorite, much as it is in I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant and Piggie). Funny text, delightful illustrations that you expect from Selznick, and a super snuggly ending. An unexpected key, index, and bibliography for curious readers.
A must have for public and school libraries. Perfect for a kid ...more
Brian Selznick. Honey. We’ve got to talk.
Now look, it was all well and good when you started getting a little crazy and shaking up notions of what an “illustrated book” actually means. Winning the Caldecott for a novel? Never been done before. And the fact that Hugo Cabret and its companion novels Wonderstruck and The Marvels push every conceivable envelope, in terms of what a visual novel can be, is not just noteworthy but historic. But now you’re getting all slick on us. It wasn’t enough to c ...more