Hippo and Monkey is the story of two best friends.
Little things start to bother them about each other. How can they find a way to accept each other for who they are? This delightful tale of irritation, tolerance, and love tells us how to be forgiving when it comes to those closest to us. Banana skins in the water! Angry splashing! These are some of the bumps along the path through the jungle of life for Hippo and Monkey. Can they navigate the path wisely? What can we, in turn, learn from them? Find out in this funny, heartwarming, thought-provoking, and beautifully illustrated book.
JOSHUA YUNGER is the illustrator of several books including Wobar and the Quest for the Magic Calumet by Henry Homeyer also coming out this October. He is a faculty member at the AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Art) in Lebanon NH. In his spare time he writes and records songs for his band The Ologists. He lives in South Stafford, VT with his wife Erin and their young children George and Casey.
With the bold, dynamic lines and colors of his hand-colored linoleum cuts and his sparse and idiosyncratic use of words, Joshua Yunger perfectly conveys the childhood emotions of these two unusual friends learning to understand and love each other. Hippo and Monkey is a children's book for all ages.--Bente Torjusen, executive director, AVA Gallery and Art Center
Most beautiful.--Cooper-Moore, Jazz musician and educator
This gorgeous fable about the work and rewards of love will delight both children and the grown-ups who read to them. Hippo and Monkey is fresh and rich, a feast for the senses as well as food for the soul.--Jennifer Bates, bookseller, poet, author, The First Night Out of Eden
This book has wonderful messages for all of us, no matter how old we are. As you enter the beautifully illustrated world of Hippo and Monkey, you are in for a real treat. Get ready to open yourself up to what these two animals have to teach us.
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Published October 15, 2012
by Bunker Hill Publishing Inc.
Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.