Monkey Truck

Michael Slack; illustrations by Michael Slack

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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.

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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.

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“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


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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

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Monkey Truck
Michael Slack; illustrations by Michael Slack

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
January 2011
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780805088786
ISBN10: 0805088784
Picture Book
9 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 4
Grade Range: p to p
$12.99
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