By Author / Illustrator

Jez Alborough


Baby & Toddler Books


Walker Books Ltd




Paperback / softback




Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet!

From the award-winning creator of Hug, Tall and Yes comes another classic picture book for the very youngest children. Using only a handful of words, Jez Alborough skilfully tells the bedtime tale of Bobo the chimp. The sun is still up and this little chimp wants to play with his jungle friends, but then the sun goes down and he's all alone... The perfect bedtime read for every playful little monkey!



Play is the latest book in the series that follows a little chimp, Bobo, who gets up to all sorts of mischief as he introduces very young children to different ideas. The earlier books are Hug, Yes and Tall and they each use very minimal text to explore the word of the title. In Play, it is Bobo's bedtime, but he's far more interested in playing that in sleeping. Each time his mother settles him for rest, he finds another friend to go and play with but his exploration comes to an unexpected end when the playmate goes to sleep. How will Bobo get home now? Luckily, another friend comes to the rescue and the story ends reassuringly with Bobo safe in his mother's arms. The pictures in this story are a real treat and really depict Bobo's mischievous nature and his strong bond with his mum. I loved the last spread where Bobo wakes up his sleepy mum with the word 'Play' as the sun comes up over the horizon.... A lovely story to share with children and to talk about their favourite games - and a reassuring nighttime story! Picture book / Ages 2+ / Reviewed by Alice Young.

Suggested Reading Age 0+


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