My three-year-old loves Michael Slack's new picture book Monkey Truck, which tells the tale of a mythical monkey/truck hybrid superhero who patrols some distant jungle, saving animals from minor annoyance, danger, and sticky situations. Monkey Truck feasts on mountains of bananas and makes disgusting, banana-scented farts, and does a lot of revving, exciting stuff as he zips around the jungle (which means lots of chances for me to make exuberant vroom-vroom noises).
When a tsunami is visited upon the jungle, Monkey Truck is the animals' only hope: he roars around the jungle with his chameleon friend (saved from squashing by a careless elephant), piling animals high on his back -- hippos, bats, anteaters, wild pigs -- and then he outraces the tsunami's front and gets all his friends to the top of a hill. Monkey Truck!
The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it's a darned fun storytime treat.
“Can we get ‘Gone with the Wind’ back, please?” — Donald Trump, 2/20/2020, Colorado
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This is a really cool homebuilt arcade game project.
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Whether you love cooking at home or you swore this was going to be the year you curbed your DoorDash addiction, you know you can’t get the job done well without the proper tools on hand. For all your recipe and meal prep needs, this 3-piece Sukasu Osami Chef’s Knife set will do you right […]