Mommy Calls Me Monkeypantsby J. D. Lester, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)
This endearing book captures the sweetness and fun of mother and child interaction with a clever, funny text and illustrations that are right on the mark. J. D. Lester’s funny nicknames come to life with Hiroe Nakata’s endearing, colorful artwork, resulting in a board book that is sweet, adorable, and fun—perfect for all new mommies and their
This endearing book captures the sweetness and fun of mother and child interaction with a clever, funny text and illustrations that are right on the mark. J. D. Lester’s funny nicknames come to life with Hiroe Nakata’s endearing, colorful artwork, resulting in a board book that is sweet, adorable, and fun—perfect for all new mommies and their babies to share.
This charming board book begins, "Mommy calls me Monkeypants...just why I do not know." The spread sports a picture of a little girl in overalls with a monkey and bananas on them. "Mommy calls me Shooting Star...'cause I can fly and glow!" follows, with a mamma and a baby firefly pictured. Through several spreads, each with a different bright background color, animals and insects say their nicknames as they swing, play, chirp, and bounce with their mothers, ending with the girl in bed saying "Mommy calls me Monkeypants...because she loves me so." The pictures capture the lighthearted mood of the couplets exactly and together they create a perfect foray into toddler territory.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 Months to 3 Years
Meet the Author
J. D. Lester is a Southern lady with a big sense of humor and a heart of gold. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, children, and two not-entirely-intelligent golden retrievers. This is her first book.
Hiroe Nakata grew up in Japan, where she was encouraged in her drawing by her grandfather, a painter. She moved to the United States when she was 16 and is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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my daughter and i love this book but i am disappointed with the nook version. it is not in lanscape orientation and is very small. its hard to keep my daughters attention. spend your money on the real book.
I like to give a book basket as a baby shower gift and I always include Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants. As a grandmother who has special nicknames for her granddaughters, this book allows me to interject my own special nicknames as I read the book to them. My 2 year old granddaughter brings the book to me when it's our special reading time.