Happy Birthday Chimp and Zee

Happy Birthday Chimp and Zee

by Catherine Anholt, Laurence Anholt
     
 


It’s a special day in Jungletown! It’s Chimp and Zee’s birthday, and Mumkey is planning a big party. The mischievous twins are going bananas with excitement. But they’re so busy monkeying around, they might be late to their own party!

Catherine Anholt’s energetic, eye-catching illustrations capture all the thrills of the happy day

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It’s a special day in Jungletown! It’s Chimp and Zee’s birthday, and Mumkey is planning a big party. The mischievous twins are going bananas with excitement. But they’re so busy monkeying around, they might be late to their own party!

Catherine Anholt’s energetic, eye-catching illustrations capture all the thrills of the happy day — presents, games, fun, and frolics — and a huge fold-out birthday surprise supplies a magical ending. The fresh, funny text is perfect for sharing and reading aloud.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
It is Chimp and Zee's special day! The twin monkeys are celebrating their birthday, which is filled with surprises (and some word play fun). After receiving and opening the birthday cards "by pulling this way and pulling that way," the duo take off on their new, birthday scooters to Jungletown for the biggest surprise of the day. The excited pair still clad in their pajamas ride off to find the next surprise while their parents, Mumkey and Papakey, try to keep up with the pace. A short cut takes the twins to muddy Slimy Swamp and an encounter with the "Big Green Thing," a fire breathing dragon who crosses their path later in the story. The toots of the scooter horns send the "Big Green Thing" away and call Mumkey and Papakey to the rescue. The family arrives in Jungletown and the reader helps Chimp and Zee "pull this way and that way" to reveal the huge surprise. There are still a few more surprises as the day draws to an end for the twins who share a special closeness. 2006 (orig. 2005), Frances Lincoln Limited, Ages 3 to 7.
—Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
PreS-Monkey twins Chimp and Zee celebrate their birthday with great glee. A mailbag full of special-delivery birthday cards and two scooters with tooters from Papakey start their day off in high gear. But, best of all, their friends surprise them with an elegant birthday tea in a huge striped tent in Jungletown. A glitch en route sends the monkeys on a detour through the slimy swamp, where they meet an alligator and get lost, but all ends well after a few scary moments. The bright cartoon illustrations capture the story's energy and humor. Preschoolers will delight in celebrating the twins' birthday and will especially love the large foldout that shows all of the party details.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Simian twins Chimp and Zee return, bounding out of bed and into a birthday mini-adventure. Clad in jammies and closely attended by "Mumkey" and "Papakey," the two zoom on new scooters through bright, leafy landscapes on their way into Jungletown for "the most enormous, stripiest Birthday Surprise of all"-a double gatefold tent with a party set up inside. It's the wildest birthday celebration since John Archambault's Boom Chicka Rock, illustrated by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood (2004), and though Chimp and Zee are temporarily led astray by a "shortcut" into Slimy Swamp, young monkeys of the human sort will happily "go bananas" along with them. (Picture book. 4-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845075071
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Chimp and Zee Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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