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Night Monkey, Day Monkey Board book – 7 Aug 2006


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  • Board book: 11 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd; New edition edition (7 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405224304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405224307
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain's favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2014. Julia Donaldson's most recent books with Axel Scheffler include Superworm (2012), Highway Rat (2011), Tabby McTat (2010), Stick Man (2009) and Tiddler (2008).

Julia Donaldson has also published work with David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Emily Gravett, Rebecca Cobb, and Lydia Monks. Her collaboration with Lydia Monks began in 2003, with the first collection of Princess Mirror-Belle stories. The fabulously glittery Sugarlump and the Unicorn is their sixth, and most recent, picture book collaboration. She also writes poems, plays, songs and fiction for older children and, together with her husband Malcolm, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world.

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"Reassuring and funny, this is ideal bedtime reading for bright children." " --The Independent on Sunday" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is an extremely prolific and well-known author. The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom are two of her best-known books - they have won many prizes and topped the best-seller charts. Julia has also written four Bananas: Spinderella, The Wrong Kind of Bark, Follow the Swallow and The Quick Brown Fox Cub, also illustrated by Lucy Richards. Julia lives in Glasgow. Lucy Richards is a much-loved illustrator. The Magic Sky was the first picture book she wrote herself. She has also illustrated two Banana books - Mairi's Mermaid by Michael Morpurgo and The Quick Brown Fox Cub by Julia Donaldson. She lives in Bristol.

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80 of 80 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Oct 2004
Format: Paperback
Fabulous story. It explains the difference between night and day really clearly for toddlers. It introduces shadows which once discovered are great fun. Ideal for 2-3 year olds... and probably older too.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Skov Davies on 22 Mar 2006
Format: Paperback
My 2 year old daughter Amy loves this book to bits. It has to be read at least once a day and she seems to be completely captured by the rhyme and rhythm of the story. I thoroughly enjoy reading it to her as well because the words just flow beautifully. The illustrations are bright and colourful with lots to look at and enjoy. Fun and educational, simply a must for all very young children.
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87 of 89 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb 2004
Format: Paperback
A great book that explores the differeces between night and day through the eyes of two monkeys, one that comes out at night and one that comes out during the day. I bought this book for my 2 year old daughter and she adores it. She loves pointing out the different creatures as I turn the pages.
Last summer when she saw her shadow in the garden for the first time, it frightened her. I was able to remind her of the monkey's shadows in the book and her fear was gone.
Another great book by the same author as the Gruffalo.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By book mum on 25 April 2007
Format: Paperback
I thought my 15 month daughter would be too young for this but she loves it and asks us to read it to her all the time. the rhyming story holds her interest as she follows the story of the night monkey/day monkey. wonderful illustrations especially the burst of colour as the day monkey takes over. Cant recommend it enough.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ferris TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Jun 2010
Format: Paperback
We have had this book for a couple of years now and it is still a family favourite, easy and enjoyable to read with a great story and child friendly detailed illustrations.

The rhyming story engages my 4 and 5 year old and they love to join in reading the story and finish off sentences.

There are educational aspects of the story which over time have helped my children's learning path and developed their understanding of night and day, shadows and even introduced an understanding of nocturnal creatures.

Out of 30-40 kids books we have we come back to this one the most, brilliant
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SJ-F on 13 July 2009
Format: Board book
Another great book by the author of Gruffalo! What a great way to teach kids about the differences in night and day...my toddler loves me to read this to her and after about 3-4 reads, also remembers parts of the story and joins in!

Apart from the obvious day/night differences, I like how it shows how two people can see things from totally different perspectives... great way to teach kids that its alright to see things differently... and let them learn to question things around them, rather than take everything for granted!

Once again, am a little sad that we didn't have such great books growing up...but also very happy that I now get to read all these wonderful stories to my toddler!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Katie's Mum on 11 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
A wonderful read aloud for 1 and 2 year olds. Lovely illustrations and nice story but just doesn't quite have the pazzazz of the gruffalo and her other books (we own the lot). Too basic for my four year old but my one year old really enjoys it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. Berry on 11 May 2011
Format: Paperback
We bought this book when I was pregnant with our son - our first experience of the marvel that is Julia Donaldson. My husband wanted to talk to him but didn't know what to say so he read this book to my tummy! From an early age our little boy has loved this book. We read it every night for almost a year. It was the first book he responded to in terms of pointing things out and would notice the smallest illustrated creature that might have passed us by. Now, at two, he has a much wider reading circle but it still lives with the current favourites in his room. It's a wonderful story of two cheeky monkeys who wake and sleep at different times of the day. The differences between night and day are highlighted in terms of brightness, animals/creatures, meals and wakefulness/tiredness of the monkeys. Even now, if my son asks where the moon is when it's daytime I refer back to this book for an explanation. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this for young children of any age.
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