OVERRIDE

Monkey Truck

Michael Slack; illustrations by Michael Slack

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Monkey Truck is a truck with a mission. He’s on the lookout for all sorts of jungle bungles -- there are chameleons to rescue before they are squashed, snakes to untangle, and hippos to pull free. And look out for that TSUNAMI! This playful picture book, with its chant-along language and plucky pictures, is perfect for little ones who like trucks and animals (probably the two most popular toddler topics). The paper-over-board format complete with heavy interior stock makes it an excellent choice for preschoolers.

MEDIA

Watch

  • Monkey Truck by Michael Slack - Book Trailer

    This is one monkey on a mission. Watch as he helps all his jungle friends in this short animated piece based on Michael Slack's art.

BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Monkey Truck

“My three-year-old loves Michael Slack's new picture book Monkey Truck…The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it's a darned fun storytime treat.” --Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com

“The bright, blocky and, above all, goofy digitally painted illustrations will grab attention, and Monkey Truck’s hooting mug (and tooting bottom) will keep the giggles flowing. Hope for more from this outrageous imagination.” --Kirkus Reviews

“Slack's choppy, rhyming text is propelled by sound effects and exclamations that enhance the book's read-aloud appeal…A slight yet spirited romp.” --Publishers Weekly

"Slack’s digitally rendered artwork is abundant with enjoyable texture and detail, however, and the jungle citizens are remarkably expressive.” --BCCB

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Michael Slack; illustrations by Michael Slack

  • Michael Slack is an artist and graphic designer whose work has been featured in various forms including books, comics, television, and games. He lives in Lafayette, California. www.slackart.com

  • Michael Slack
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Monkey Truck

Michael Slack; illustrations by Michael Slack

  • Paper Over Board

BACK