Monkey Do! by Allan Ahlberg

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Take one clever little monkey with a key to his cage and what do you get? A day of madcap mischief as he scales a giraffe's neck to escape the zoo and bursts into the bustling world beyond the gates--where people do the most interesting things! Full color.

About Allan Ahlberg

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Allan Ahlberg was born in 1938 in South London, and grew up in the Black Country. He worked as a teacher, postman, grave digger, soldier and plumber's mate before he became a full-time writer. He met his wife and creative partner, Janet at teacher training college. It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. After that, together they wrote 37 books. Janet died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again. Amstutz worked in advertising and as a part-time lecturer before becoming a full-time illustrator of children's books.
Published June 7, 1999 by Walker Books Ltd. 30 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One spunky monkey scampers through this lighthearted book, in which impeccably paired collaborators Ahlberg and Amstutz (The Ghost Train; Mystery Tour) prove uproariously true the adage monkey see,

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While using repetition to humorous effect, Ahlberg keeps his rhyming verse fresh by varying the refrain: ""Crowded playground,/ Kids galore,/ Game of soccer--/ Monkey score!"" Amstutz's bustling watercolor-and-ink scenes and spot art show the long-tailed hero in constant motion as he sums up numb...

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