Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World

Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World

by Claudia Boldt
     
 


  Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates…  See more details below

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  Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of characters in this humorous and sweet story.

Praise for Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World
"Working in a palette of creamy pastel colors, Boldt (Odd Dog) creates charming city scenes filled with adorable boutiques and markets bursting with produce and fish—just one more thing Melvin takes for granted."
--Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly
No two ways about it: Melvin is a “glass half empty” kind of monkey. When Melvin’s friend Pete, a green penguin, finds him munching on a carrot in town, Melvin explains that he’s doing so because he’s out of bananas. “It’s always my unlucky day,” he moans. “I am the unluckiest monkey in the world!” Pete works hard to show Melvin that it’s not all that bad, but the scarf-wearing blue monkey isn’t having it. When a girl at the zoo wants to take her photo with him, he wonders, “Is it because I look silly?” When a friendly Weimaraner licks him, Melvin throws up his hands: “This puppy is trying to kill me!” Eventually, Pete has had enough—luckily, Boldt plays Melvin’s pessimism for laughs, so readers shouldn’t feel the same—but his final attempt to do a good turn for Melvin pays off. Working in a palette of creamy pastel colors, Boldt (Odd Dog) creates charming city scenes filled with adorable boutiques and markets bursting with produce and fish—just one more thing Melvin takes for granted. Ages 3�5. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849760867
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Claudia Boldt is a young German illustrator based in London. She attended the Glasgow School of Art and Kingston University, London. In 2008 she founded Cloud Cuckoo Studio with fellow illustrator Katharina Koall. Boldt won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. This is her third book for children.

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