Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Seaside Shenanigans

Chris Monroe. Carolrhoda, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-5616-5
For his third adventure, handy monkey Chico Bon Bon joins his friend Clark at his uncle’s sprawling seaside resort, where things are mysteriously breaking. Clark, a surf-loving elephant, and Uncle Bill, an alligator, show Chico the items that need fixing, including a hole in a cabana roof, a leaky boat, and a busted waterslide. In a story brimming with goofy humor, Monroe fills her watercolor pages with intricate ink details, zeroing in on each of Chico’s meticulous repairs. A sort of Bob the Builder meets Sherlock Holmes, Chico combines smarts with an upbeat can-do attitude. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/03/2011
Release date: 10/01/2011
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