Escape of Marvin the Ape by Caralyn Buehner
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When Marvin the Ape makes a break from the zoo, he heads straight downtown to the heart of the action, where he discovers everything the big city has to offer. Dining at the finest restaurants, strolling through museums, commuting with the crowds and rooting for the local baseball team, Marvin fits right in with the natives. And he may never leave!"AThe Buehners's? vocabulary choices and turns of phrase imbue this romp with an appealing sense of wonder?.Mark Buehner's paintings brim with kinetic energy." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

About Caralyn Buehner

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Caralyn Buehner grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and won state and national awards for her writing during her teenage years. After she married illustrator Mark Buehner, he encouraged her to write and they have collaborated on many children's picture books. Her works include The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992), A Job for Wittilda (1993), It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel (1995), Fanny's Dream (1996), I Did It, I'm Sorry (1998), I Want to Say I Love You (2001), Snowmen at Night (2002), and Superdog: the Heart of a Hero (2004). Her writing has been honored with two Utah Children's Choice Awards, a CBC Children's Choice Award, Parent's Choice Award, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. Mark Buehner was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1959. He is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including some that were written by his wife, Caralyn Buehner. He has illustrated such works as Snowmen at Night, Fanny's Dream, The Adventures of Taxi Dog, The Escape of Marvin the Ape, The Queen of Style, and Balloon Farm. He won a Best Picture Book from Publishers Weekly for My Life with the Wave (1998).
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, kids will have grand fun finding Marvin (not always easy, since--by some unexplained mechanism--he wears the right clothes for each activity), and examining the intriguing details in the bright, hard-edged paintings: Buehner combines Hopper's contrasts between luminous sunlight and ric...

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An opportune moment arrives during feeding time at the zoo, and Marvin the ape (whose suitcase has been packed in preparation) has ``slipped out.'' He proceeds to take in the sights, sounds and tastes

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An opportune moment arrives during feeding time at the zoo, and Marvin the ape (whose suitcase has been packed in preparation) has ``slipped out.'' He proceeds to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of New York City, thrilled at his every turn.

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On the lam from the zoo, an ape tours New York City;

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