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Monkeys and the Universe

Monkey Readers (Volume 2)

Kate Banks; Pictures by Tomek Bogacki

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Max’s older brother, Pete, is building a model of the solar system, and he won’t let Max help. It’s enough to make a little monkey feel like nothing more than a speck in the big, wide universe. But after a trip to the observatory, Max and Pete learn that there’s room in the galaxy for both of them, no matter how different they are.

In this sequel to Monkeys and Dog Days, Kate Banks and Tomek Bogacki offer up a stellar tale just right for beginning readers busy finding their own place in the world.

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Praise for Monkeys and the Universe

“Banks does a fine job of combining facts with story in this easy reader, while Bogacki’s illustrations, with their soft colors and blurry lines, convey gentle feelings even amidst the discord. Readers who met Max and Pete in Monkeys and Dog Days will enjoy seeing the monkey family (complete with dog!) again as they ponder the universe.” —Horn Book

“Clearly written, the story supports classroom units on astronomy without packing the pages with facts . . . . This will please preschoolers as well as beginning readers.” —Booklist

“Banks excels at using a controlled vocabulary to tell her story in language accessible to new readers, without ever sounding stilted or restricted, and Bogacki’s illustrations, rendered in bright watercolors and soft, visual texture, provide pictorial cues for readers while also contributing to the storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Beginning chapter-book readers will enjoy this sweet tale of brotherly love.” —School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kate Banks; Pictures by Tomek Bogacki

  • Kate Banks and Tomek Bogacki collaborated on the first book in this series, Monkey and Dog Days. Banks is the author of many award-winning picture books, among them Max’s Words, And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She lives in the South of France. Bogacki has written and illustrated numerous picture books, including Emily Jenkins’s Five Creatures, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book. He lives in New York City.
  • Kate Banks
  • Tomek Bogacki
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Available Formats and Book Details

Monkeys and the Universe

Monkey Readers

Kate Banks; Pictures by Tomek Bogacki

  • Hardcover

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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