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 a blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. ...
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye Reviews
Love, love love this!!
The art is all what you expect of a Brian Selznick book. It's fantastic. The story is repetitive and good, not as great as I have come to expect from Brian.
Baby Monkey is a detective and he solves cases really well. The thing is, each chapter is a case and they are all the same accept who did it and the pictures in the room. It's fun to see the differences. Still, there isn't much of a story here, not like even his novels before Hugo Cabret. A beginning reader could easily read this for themselv ...more
Brian Selznick is one of my favorite authors.
His new book about Baby Monkey doesn't disappoint.
Abound with his gorgeous illustrations, readers of any age will enjoy this one.
This is kind of random, but the book before my last one also had Monkey in the title, and I liked it even less than this. Perhaps there's an embedded message?
Cute illustrations, as always in a Brian Selznick book, but this one did not work for me. Great premise: a baby monkey private detective. But, much of his cleverness is not shared with readers. Five clients come to his office to help find something stolen, and he solves the crimes one by one. But, we don't know how. Kind of disappointing ac ...more
This is a deceptive little book for very early readers. Follow the case files of Baby Monkey as puts an end to the crime wave that has struck. As with any Selznick book the pictures are part of the narrative. This is an important feature of this books, as it asks the early reader to stay with page a little longer, enforcing early literacy skills, with or without your pants.
addendum: I read this at work, laughed, aww-ed, just a bit, and then wrote the review and then....I saw the index!!! And the ...more
This book fills a gap that so many of my students need. It has simple, repetitive text that empowers beginning readers to read this book successfully while still telling a very amusing story through detailed and hilarious images. Though each mystery Baby Monkey solves unfolds in the same way, the details in the pictures change enough to create excitement and anticipation. The combination of large text and full-page white space is on-point for these readers. And the ending changes it up in such a ...more
Kind of adorable! I liked it but didn't love it. As a bookseller I'm not sure who I'll give this book to but I'll know them when I see them.
It's hard to find a place for this book. It's an interesting format that has picture book qualities, but is broken up into chapters like juvenile fiction. BUT defining the book is neither here nor there, what is important is reading the book.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. I got the goofiest grin reading this book. The number of ways Baby Monkey can put his pants on wrong is impressive and hilarious. The number of ways Selznick changes up the office each time a new ch ...more