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Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
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About The Book

Monkey and Robot are the best of friends—and they have the best of adventures! This chapter book includes four (more!) playful stories.

Monkey always gets in the wildest of messes. And Robot is always there to help him out. After all, what are best friends for?

“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,” says Horn Book Magazine about the Monkey and Robot series.

Excerpt
More of Monkey & Robot Who IS Who?
“What are you thinking about?” Robot asked.

“I’m thinking about what I’m going to be for Halloween,” Monkey said.

“But it’s only June,” Robot said. “Halloween is four months away!”

“I know,” Monkey said, “but I messed up last Halloween.”

“Well,” Robot said, “most people don’t like it when you stick your fingers in their mouths.”

“I was a dentist!” Monkey protested.

“I know,” Robot said, “but real dentists wash their hands and wear gloves before they touch someone’s teeth.”

“I should have worn my mittens,” Monkey said.

“Do you want to be something scary?” Robot asked.

“No,” Monkey said. “I want to be something that everybody likes.”

There was a knock at the door. Robot opened it. Mrs. Harper was standing there with a big plate of cookies.

“These are for you,” Mrs. Harper said, “because you fed my cat last week while I was away.”
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. 

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (March 2014)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442452510
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9
  • Lexile ® 470L

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