Today Biblio Links welcomes back the funny and talented author/illustrator J.C. Phillips!
I interviewed J.C. last year about her Wink the Ninja picture books, both favorites in my school library.
Her latest book, Monkey Ono, came out this summer, just in time for beach day, and it’s officially my 7-year-old son’s favorite book. His first grade class had a Beach Day at their school, and he slipped Monkey Ono into his backpack. His teacher read it to an enthusiastic audience of newly-minted Monkey Ono fans.
Here’s the summary from J.C. Phillipps’ website:
Monkey Ono is not exactly a real monkey, but he really, really wants to go to the beach! So when Beach Day arrives, and the children who own him forget the bag he’s in, Monkey Ono does not take this lying down, like most stuffed animals would. Oh no, he’s got a plan. In fact he’s got many, many plans. From riding the family dog to ricocheting through the sky to diving down the water pipes. All end with hilarious results, but not exactly according to plan. Will Monkey Ono ever get to the beach?? Only if the beach comes to him…
Biblio Links: A student walks into my library and I think: That kid needs a copy of MONKEY ONO. Who is this kid?
Biblio Links: Thanks for joining us, Julie!
The Nitty Gritty~
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: March 2013
Interest Level: 3-8 years
Number of Pages: 40