Monkey & Robot

Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
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About The Book

Meet best pals Monkey & Robot. This snappy collection of stories includes their first four adventures!

Monkey and Robot are friends—the best kind. They simply belong together, and it never matters that silly Monkey is furry, or that kind Robot can rust. What matters is their sharing: movies and popcorn, games of hide-and-seek, a fish tank for…a hippopotamus?

Joining the ranks of such noteworthy pairs as Bert and Ernie, Frog and Toad, and Henry and Mudge, Monkey and Robot celebrate their friendship in this chapter book of four charming tales that are ideal for young readers.

Excerpt

Monkey & Robot Monster Movie
“Do you want to watch a monster movie?” Robot asked.

“No,” Monkey said. “They scare me.”

“But it’s fun,” Robot said. “I like to be scared.”

“I don’t,” Monkey said. “It’s not fun to be scared. It’s only scary.”

“Let’s try it,” Robot said. “If you get scared, you can put the blanket over your head.”

“Okay,” Monkey said. He put the blanket over his head.

“The movie hasn’t started yet,” Robot said.

“I know,” Monkey said. He took the blanket off his head. “I was just practicing.”

Robot started the movie.

Monkey screamed and put the blanket over his head. “Stop the movie!” he said.

About The Author

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Peter Catalanotto has written seventeen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, More of Monkey & Robot, The Newbies, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, “whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. He currently teaches the first children’s book writing course offered by both Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Peter has illustrated more than thirty books for other writers including George Ella Lyon, Cynthia Rylant, Mary Pope Osborne, Joanne Ryder, Robert Burleigh, and Megan McDonald. 

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Peter Catalanotto has written seventeen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, More of Monkey & Robot, The Newbies, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, “whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. He currently teaches the first children’s book writing course offered by both Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Peter has illustrated more than thirty books for other writers including George Ella Lyon, Cynthia Rylant, Mary Pope Osborne, Joanne Ryder, Robert Burleigh, and Megan McDonald. 

Raves and Reviews

“In four stand-alone chapters, sweet, funny vignettes depict a warm, accepting friendship that transcends differences…. Catalanotto employs brief, action-filled sentences and clear, simple dialogue that is accessible to children newly comfortable with independent reading… A fun-filled view of a warm, unlikely friendship.”

– Kirkus Reviews

"Readers looking for funny friendship stories but who think that Frog and Toad and other early readers are a tad too easy will find this unlikely duo just right."

– The Horn Book Magazine

Awards and Honors

  • Buckaroo Book Award Master List (WY)

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