It's Only Ink! The Great Monkey Adventur
It's Only Ink!
The Great Monkey Adventure
While swinging from the trees, enjoying the breeze and searching for bananas, Blue Monkey hits a branch and tumbles to the ground below. He meets some pretty interesting, and not so friendly, forest animals. A yellow lion roared him away, a purple hippopotamus gleamed at him, and a white snake hissed and hissed. Blue Monkey took for the vines, trying to get away, but soon fell near a beautiful red monkey. All the other animals chased Blue Monkey away, but Red Monkey looked him straight in the eyes.
"The Great Monkey Adventure" is a book that is aimed at teaching younger children their colors--and their animals. The color word font throughout the book is colored accordingly--i.e. yellow for yellow, white for white.
Rabon's story is sweet. Told in rhythmic style, using simple wording, Blue Monkey comes to life. The bright and cheerful full color illustrations by Jeff Kriberscheck add charm and silliness. Silly Blue Monkey quickly became my son's favorite.
In today's world imagination and innocence are two of the best qualities a child can possess. It's up to us adults to keep these qualities alive.
"The Great Monkey Adventure" would work wonderfully in a classroom setting and should be available to all elementary school-aged children. Rabon's splendid children's story comes highly recommended by this reviewer and her children.
The Great Monkey Adventure by Erin Rabon
Published by: Blue Monkey Publishing, www.bluemonkeypublishing.com
Release: December 2006
Reviewed by: Jennifer LB Leese
Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff