Monkey Vs. Robot: New Edition

Monkey Vs. Robot: New Edition

by James Kochalka
     
 

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  • An exciting action-packed rumble-in-the-jungle! A factory of self-replicating robots is stripping the jungle of its natural resources,
    threatening the territory of a colony of nearby monkeys. A series of encounters between the two groups quickly escalates into all out war.

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  • An exciting action-packed rumble-in-the-jungle! A factory of self-replicating robots is stripping the jungle of its natural resources,
    threatening the territory of a colony of nearby monkeys. A series of encounters between the two groups quickly escalates into all out war.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cartoonist and musician Kochalka strikes again, this time with a very simply illustrated black and white pictorial narrative about a battle between a monkey community and a self-run robot factory encroaching on the monkeys' unspoiled forest domain. The robot factory seems to operate all by itself, spitting out parts that self-assemble--a robot fits itself with a newly minted head and declares, "The future is now," echoing years of Wired magazine headlines. The territorial but sensitive little monkeys spend their time making music and chasing butterflies until the waste material from the robot factory contaminates their forest playground. The robots are equally ticked off after finding monkey poop near the carcass of a robot comrade, done in by the outraged monkeys. In the end, the monkey/robot war destroys the factory and the forest, too. But interpreting Kochalka's witty, charming little fable as a social-political metaphor for the struggle between man (or monkey) and machine probably reads too much into it--not to mention taking all the fun out of it. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891830150
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Publication date:
08/08/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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