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Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans, Chris Monroe

Label
Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans
Title
Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans
Statement of responsibility
Chris Monroe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chico the clever monkey helps his friend Clark the elephant solve a problem at a seaside resort
Member of
Review
  • PreS-Gr 3 — Chico Bon Bon is a cheerful monkey who likes to fix things. In this entry, elephant Clark invites him to fix things (and go surfing) at his uncle's beach resort. The resourceful monkey patches, repairs, and adjusts; solves the mystery of the source of the damage (a klutzy duck); then wraps up the day with some surfing. This quirky, over-the-top tale will amuse children with its random silliness and fun seaside setting. Chico's repair jobs range from plausible to ridiculous, as do the contents of his tool box (he has glue, but he also has a rubber-duck extractor). Detailed full-color line drawings invite readers to pore over the scenes for humorous touches. There's not much point to the story, but the style is entertaining.—Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL --Heidi Estrin (Reviewed October 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 10, p114)
  • For his third adventure, handy monkey Chico Bon Bon joins his friend Clark at his uncle’s sprawling seaside resort, where things are mysteriously breaking. Clark, a surf-loving elephant, and Uncle Bill, an alligator, show Chico the items that need fixing, including a hole in a cabana roof, a leaky boat, and a busted waterslide. In a story brimming with goofy humor, Monroe fills her watercolor pages with intricate ink details, zeroing in on each of Chico’s meticulous repairs. A sort of Bob the Builder meets Sherlock Holmes, Chico combines smarts with an upbeat can-do attitude. Ages 4–8. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 3, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 40, p)
  • Chico fixes a whole bunch of stuff at the beach and solves a mystery, too. On a hot summer day, clever monkey Chico Bon Bon, armed with his trusty tool belt, sets about repairing the lawn sprinkler, which has been spraying too much water. Just as he's finishing up, Kitty pedals up on her mail bicycle with a postcard for Chico. It's from Clark, his elephant friend, inviting him to his uncle's beach resort for a vacation. Chico loves surfing, so it's off to the beach. The resort looks "amazing," but, mysteriously, many things have suddenly broken there. In short order, Clark and his uncle Bill (who happens to be an alligator) put Chico to work making repairs. He uses seaweed to fix a hole in a cabana roof, patches a leaky boat and repairs ropes on a whole row of hammock. But his biggest challenge by far is the water slide, which is going crazy, spraying water in a whoosh like a giant fire hose. The door to the pump room is locked, but that doesn't stop Chico. He easily breaks in (in an eight-panel operation that includes eating a banana) and finds the surprising culprit. There's only one thing left to do: "Let's go surfing!" Monroe's breezy, detailed illustrations match the energy and enthusiasm of her tale. Fact-filled fun for the curious fixer-in-training. (Picture book. 4-8)  (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10018902
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Chris
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 4-8
  • AD540L
  • Decoding demand: 80 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 88 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 72 (high)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Reading level
3.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Monkey with a tool belt series
Series volume
0003
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monkeys
  • Elephants
  • Repairing
  • Resorts
  • Monkeys
  • Elephants
  • Repairing
  • Resorts
  • Monkeys
  • Elephants
  • Repairing
  • Resorts
Target audience
primary
Label
Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans, Chris Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
834722
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761356165
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780761356165
  • (OCoLC)704376636
Label
Monkey with a tool belt and the seaside shenanigans, Chris Monroe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
834722
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761356165
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780761356165
  • (OCoLC)704376636

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