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Children’s Book Committee – June 2018 Pick

May 25, 2018

Baby Monkey, Private Eye
By Author/Illustrator: Brian Selznick and David Serlin


Baby Monkey succeeds as a private investigator, though he struggles to put his pants on. Elaborate pencil drawings and humorous back matter.

Our Young Reviewer Says:

Stefano loved that this was a chapter book that he could easily read all by himself. The words were fairly easy, but the illustrations gave a lot more meaning and humor to the text. It is a new favorite book for him. The illustrations were so fabulous and funny, they really carried and enhanced the story. Stefano realized right away that the author/illustrator was the same as the story The Invention of Hugo Cabret and enjoyed finding all the little jokes in the pictures.

Stefano (via Stefano’s Mom) , 6, East Hampton

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