Monkey by Marc Brown
Not Ready for the Baby

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As in the previous book, Brown’s hand-drawn text and scribble-covered mixed-media illustrations combine to create a story that feels intimately connected to the experiences and perspectives of its young audience.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The new baby is coming soon... but Monkey is NOT ready. Acclaimed author and illustrator Marc Brown offers a fun and reassuring story about becoming a big brother.

Monkey is very nervous about the new baby. He likes being a little brother! Before the big arrival, Monkey must learn about what it means to be a big brother. Mommy, Daddy, and Brother show Monkey how to prepare for the baby: Monkey can share his old baby things with his new little sibling. He can go to the hospital with Mommy to feel the baby kicking! Monkey can even help Mommy pick out all of the things that the baby will need, and get her packed and ready for the hospital. Finally, Monkey is ready to be a big brother!

Praise for Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

"Brown's hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he's on Monkey's side--and that of readers--from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be." —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 

About Marc Brown

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MARC BROWN, best known as the creator of the Arthur books and TV show, has drawn on his love of American folk art in his paintings for Wild About Books, ZooZical, and Wild About You!, all with bestselling author Judy Sierra. He is also the author and illustrator of In New York.

Author Residence: New York, NY, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Author Hometown: Erie, PA
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jun 28 2016

Ultimately, however, there’s little to distinguish this new-baby book from others with the same well-trod theme. There's not much new about this new-baby book.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Nov 02 2016

As in the previous book, Brown’s hand-drawn text and scribble-covered mixed-media illustrations combine to create a story that feels intimately connected to the experiences and perspectives of its young audience.

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