Baby Monkey, Private Eye

  • Type: Books
  • By: Brian Selznick & David Serlin
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lynn H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781338180619
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A sophisticated picture book perfect for beginning readers.

Children learning to read and their parents alike will celebrate this beautifully crafted work that looks like a chapter book yet reads like an early reader.  Repetitive phrasing helps children develop confidence and word recognition skills.  A humorous storyline featuring a monkey detective who has to figure out how to get dressed before solving mysteries will keep readers entertained.  While many beginning readers fall short on illustration, the detailed pencil drawings by Caldecott-award winning illustrator Brian Selznick upgrade the experience.  This book begs for re-readings and close study, as the posters and paintings featured in the illustrations are based on real artwork and are listed at the end of the book.