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Ava got this book, Monkie, for her second birthday 2 months ago and it has been such a hit with the entire family. It’s written (and illustrated) by the Dutch Dieter Schubert, and the beauty of the book is that it doesn’t have a word of text. The beautiful images however make you want to read this book over and over again. The story is about a little stuffed monkey that falls from a bike and finds its way into the homes of different animals (rats, hedgehogs, a magpie) before a toy doctor happens to fish him from the bottom of a pond. He patches the monkey up beautifully and puts him in the window of his toy hospital — to be discovered by the little boy who was so sad to lose him months ago! A wonderful book, that will appeal to the entire family.

xxx Esther

PS I found the book on Amazon here. The Dutch (wordless) version can be found here.




Comments (3)

August 22, 2012

My kids love it. We have the little stuffed monkey in real 😉 I bought it together with the book on a market in Amsterdam.

September 1, 2012

just ordered it. thx for recommendation!

Esther in Amsterdam
September 3, 2012

You’re welcome. Let me know if your kids love it as much as mine do! xxx

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