When Clyde gets excited, he brings a whole new meaning to "monkeying around!"

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help ...
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Monkey Me and the Pet Show (Monkey Me Series #2)

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When Clyde gets excited, he brings a whole new meaning to "monkeying around!"

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Clyde is an energetic student who just can't sit still. When he gets too excited, he transforms into a real monkey! When the class bully challenges Clyde's "monkey me" to the pet talent show, he has no choice but to participate. But when the other pets start to disappear, Clyde uses his inner monkey to save the day.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—In these first two books of the series, Clyde and his sister, Claudia, use Clyde's newfound monkey identity to save the day. In Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey, Clyde and his class visit a science museum on a field trip. Clyde eats a banana that Dr. Wally has altered with gamma rays. The banana gives Clyde the power to turn into a monkey when he gets excited, as he often does. When Clyde gets his toy Golden Monkey coin mixed up with the museum guard's coin, he learns that the real Golden Monkey has been stolen from the museum. Clyde and Claudia help catch the burglar. In Monkey Me and the Pet Show, Clyde (in monkey form) enters the local pet show. When burglars steal all of the pets, Clyde and Claudia set the pets free and help the police capture the thieves. This series combines realistic fiction and science fiction in comic-style storytelling with traditional blocks of text. Filled with short chapters, these books will help young readers build confidence and reading stamina. This series also fills a niche for newly independent readers with advanced skills.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa
Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Clyde has trouble sitting still, yet when he gets very excited he turns into a monkey—a very energetic monkey. His sister Claudia tries to help him stay a boy and protect him when he becomes a monkey. But he still gets into plenty of trouble. Now the school’s principal is carrying around a big butterfly net so she can catch the monkey she’s seen running around the school. Clyde is especially excited on “Class Picture” Day, because he wants to see who’s going to mess up the picture this time. Guess who the culprit is this year? He and Claudia steal the camera disc so they can destroy the evidence of Clyde’s transformation. At one point, while he’s a monkey, the school bully, Roz, challenges Claudia to show the monkey at the local pet show the following weekend. Roz is sure her bulldog, Chopper, will win the show. But when they get to the show, Chopper, Clyde the monkey, and lots of other pets are stolen and shoved into cages in a big warehouse. The thieves plan to sell the animals for lots of money. Fortunately, Clyde is able to steal the keys and free himself. When he gets home, he feels guilty about not freeing the other animals. He sneaks into the building to let the pets free and Claudia brings the police. All’s well that ends well—except for Clyde’s turning into a monkey again when the class picture is retaken. This is a cute story with questions at the end to aid readers’ understanding. The parts where Clyde is a monkey are shown in comic book style. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan; Ages 6 to 8.
Kirkus Reviews
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. In this stand-alone sequel, Clyde recaps how he happens to turn into a monkey, which he calls his "monkey me" self, when he becomes excited. Unfortunately for Clyde (but fortunately for readers who like humorous adventure), he's often excited. As in the first book, two dilemmas combine to drive the playful, fast-paced mischief-making that turns the boy into his primate alter ego and the traditional text into a graphic-novel format. It's class picture day, and Clyde can't wait to see who will carry on the custom of ruining the photo. He's so excited that…well, readers can guess who will cause a fiasco this time. Clyde must also contend with school bully Roz and her ferocious bulldog, Chopper. Just as Clyde's levelheaded twin sister, Claudia, devises a scheme to delete the class photo, Clyde's monkey version has another run-in with Roz. When Claudia pretends that the monkey is her pet, Roz challenges them to compete against Chopper in the local pet show. The hijinks heighten when thieves trap the pet-show participants to sell to a circus. Leave it to Clyde to use his monkey abilities to save himself and his fellow (at least temporarily) animals. A silly story with even sillier comic-book–style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545559836
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Series: Monkey Me Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 608,176
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

Timothy Roland is a former elementary school teacher, has worked as a corporate design artist, and now writes and illustrates children’s literature full-time. His stories, illustrations and comics have appeared in over a dozen magazines (including Highlights for Children and The Saturday Evening Post). His published books include the Detective Dan series, Ten Hungry Mice, Come Down Now, Flying Cow!, and the Comic Guy series.
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  • Posted March 26, 2014

    We received this book via Netgalley. This is book two in a serie

    We received this book via Netgalley.
    This is book two in a series of books with Clyde being a monkey. You do not have to read book one to understand how he turns in to a monkey it is revealed to you in this story.
     Now the pictures are in black and white and not too attractive to the eye but the story is funny. You have Clyde who is a normal boy but when he gets too excited he turns into a monkey or seems to find himself in situations. With this one he has to figure out why people's pets are disappearing. Can he find out or will he be caught? He also has to take a class picture but who will ruin the picture? Pretty funny and it was interesting to see how the story goes from a story with words to a comic when Clyde transforms. K likes the book to where he wants to read it again, he thought it was funny when Clyde turns into a monkey. 
    Now the reason I am giving this book a 4 star is the author used way to many 'I saids' within the story. 
    Example. Claudia said, I said, Claudia said, I said. After a while I stopped saying the word it became too much. I think the author could do without as many 'saids' Over all good story and we will be reading more from this author.

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