Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem

Chris Monroe, Author . Lerner/Carolrhoda $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8225-9247-1

A loud “Arooga Boom Clang Clang,” awakens Chico Bon Bon (from Monkey with a Tool Belt ) “early one morning.” Armed with his vast number of tools, he seeks the root of the noise. A cross-section of the mansion-size tree house shows the enormity of Chico's task, and the source of the problem is certain to provoke laughs. Tiny ink detailing (every room of the house is distinctively patterned) lends a miniaturist charm, and the humor in Chico's industrious solution (delineated into step-by-step panels) warrants repeat readings. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 03/30/2009
Release date: 04/01/2009
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