By Author / Illustrator
Jeanne Willis, illus Chantelle and Burgen Thorne
Early Readers & Young Fiction
Little Tiger Press Group
A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations.
Deep in the rainforest all is peaceful, all is calm... Until Speedy Monkey comes along! Speedy can't keep still - all day long he whoops and swoops, prances and dances. The other animals are tired of Speedy's crazy capers and long for some peace and quiet. Then danger strikes and the animals have to act fast. But where is Speedy when they need him?
An energetic story about being yourself from award-winning author Jeanne Willis.
Speedy Monkey is a beutifully written, colourful, hardback book; perfect for children who are developing fluency and moving away from phonetically decodable texts. The vocabulary used will allow for wonderful discussions and allow opportunities to ask questions about a child's understanding of the text.
Speedy Monkey is constantly on the go he never stops and this frustrates the animals around him in the rainforest. It is an energetic story with a wonderful message about being yourself.
96 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 5+