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Baby Monkey, Private Eye (Hardcover)

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Babies are cute. Monkeys are cute. Put those two together with Brian Selznick’s art work and you have a silly and incredibly delightful new beginning reader/ picture book. Each chapter is a new case for Baby Monkey to solve. Hilarious bonus material at the end includes a picture key to Baby Monkey’s office, an index, and a bibliography. Readers of all ages will be shouting, “Hooray for Baby Monkey!”   — Holly (RBB Staff)

— From Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List

“Baby Monkey, Private Eye is the cutest beginning reader I have ever seen! Baby Monkey looks for clues, writes some notes, eats a snack, and then puts on his pants (which isn't easy!) before solving each case. Simple words paired with Selznick's detailed art make this adorable book delightful for everyone to read.”
— Melissa Fox, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


Who is Baby Monkey?

He is a baby.

He is a monkey.

He has a job.

He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Lost jewels?

Missing pizza?

Stolen spaceship?

Baby Monkey can help...

if he can put on his pants

Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in an exciting blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. With pithy text and over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, it is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers.

Hooray for Baby Monkey.

About the Author

Brian Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo; and Wonderstruck, adapted by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick; as well as The Marvels and Baby Monkey, Private Eye (co-written with Dr. David Serlin). Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California. David Serlin is a writer, editor, and historian who teaches at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles for adults. Baby Monkey, Private Eye is his first book for children. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338180619
ISBN-10: 1338180614
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English