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Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off!

Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off!
Chris Monroe By (author)
Chris Monroe Illustrated by
9781541577572
$23.99
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2020/08/04
Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

9.3 X 11.0 in
32 pg


JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc.
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


Description

Come along on an out-of-this-world journey with Chico Bon Bon in this rollicking new adventure from author and illustrator Chris Monroe.

Oh no, the Moon Malt machine at the Superstar Space Station and Snack Bar is broken! The ever-resourceful Chico Bon Bon and his trusty sidekick Clark the elephant ZOOM to the rescue. While working on the malfunctioning Moon Malt machine, they discover myriad other things in need of fixing, including a hatch and a latch and a droid's underwear. And then—FWHOOSH! KA-BOING!—what was that? It's the cutest alien in the universe, and she's stranded at the space station due to a broken down spaceship!

Thanks to Chico's know-how and his extensive tool collection there's a fix for every problem under the sun—and beyond!


Reviews

"A toolbelt-clad monkey named Chico Bon Bon flies out to fix the Moon Malt machine at the Superstar Space Station and discovers an unlikely suspect plugging up the machine.

With his trusty co-pilot, an elephant named Clark, Chico Bon Bon flies the Banana 5 into the space station and is greeted by a captain eager to get the Moon Malt machine fixed. Chico checks the machine but cannot discover the problem until he opens the top and removes a part. A fast-flying purple entity bursts out of the machine and zips through several levels of the space station before Chico catches it in a net. It's a small, fuzzy creature, 'possibly THE CUTEST ALIEN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!' Clark and Chico take good care of the frightened creature, finding out where she came from with the help of a translating bot who deciphers Boodie Boo language, getting her back to her pod, and repairing it so she can head home. Monroe's detailed drawings, done in an appealingly childlike style, combine with narration and speech bubbles to tell this humorous, imaginative tale, which is lighthearted and silly but has enough heart to merit space on the shelves of space lovers, handy kids, and anyone looking for a giggle and a smile. Chico's serene competence, particularly when juxtaposed against Clark's good-natured bumbling, may mitigate concerns some readers will feel about yet another anthropomorphic-monkey book.

A fun and satisfying journey." —Kirkus ReviewsJournal



Author Bio

Chris Monroe is an award-winning author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her picture books include Sneaky Sheep, Bug On a Bike and the Monkey With a Tool Belt series, which inspired the Netflix show Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt. Chris is also the author and illustrator of the comic strip Violet Days, which has been in print for more than 20 years. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.
Chris Monroe is an award-winning author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her picture books include Sneaky Sheep, Bug On a Bike and the Monkey With a Tool Belt series, which inspired the Netflix show Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt. Chris is also the author and illustrator of the comic strip Violet Days, which has been in print for more than 20 years. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.