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Baby Monkey, Private Eye - Brian Selznick

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

By: David Serlin, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781338180619
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 7+ years old

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Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help . . . if he can put on his pants! Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick and author David Serlin bring Baby Monkey's adventures to life in an exciting new format that blends elements of picture book, beginning reader and graphic novel.

It is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. With over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, Brian Selznick's extraordinarily detailed pages hold delights for children and adults alike!

About the Author

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Hugo, Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan.

His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California. David Serlin is a writer, editor, and historian who teaches at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles for adults. Baby Monkey, Private Eye is his first book for children. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

Praise for Baby Monkey, Private Eye

"A marvel." -- The New York Times

"Inventive... fabulously expressive..." -- San Francisco Chronicle

..".exceedingly cute..." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Silly, endearing, and adventurous..." -- The Washington Post

"Another boundary-buster." -- San Diego Union Tribute

"Exquisite... [a] one-of-a-kind beginning reader..." -- Bookpage

"Genre-defying entertainment... stupendous..." -- The Buffalo News

* "Irresistible." -- Booklist, starred review

* "[An] endearingly funny graphic novel/picture book/early reader." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Selznick and Serlin take the easy reader format to new creative heights....The sharp pacing and charming humor also make it an excellent read-aloud choice....as funny as it is elegant. This will be enjoyed equally by youngsters and their grown-ups." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "Kids will forget they are learning to read, focusing instead on the comic bits, persistence, and vulnerability of an endearing hero." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "New readers will delight in the details... and the spot-on slapstick pacing of the putting-on-pants sequences will have viewers giggling for days." -- The Horn Book, starred review

* "Repetition of words brings this within reach of timid readers, while the absurdity expands the appeal... It's the detailed full spreads, however, that stop the show and cinematically change the pace, especially the ones set in Baby Monkey's atmospheric office... The book is therefore a delight for reading together or alone, and the weight of the volume will provide considerable satisfaction to novice readers..." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A good choice for all libraries and classrooms as a confidence booster for beginning readers." -- School Library Connection, recommended

Awards and Praise for The Invention of Hugo Cabret

2008 Caldecott Medal winner
National Book Award Finalist
#1 New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Los Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of the Year
TIME Magazine's 100 Best Children's and Young Adult Books of All Time

"Evokes wonder . . . like a silent film on paper." -- The New York Times

"A fast-paced treat." -- People Magazine

"Distinctive." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Cinematic." -- Parenting Magazine

"Captivating." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"If your kid loves the J.K. Rowling series, then [they are] bound to enjoy The Invention of Hugo Cabret. . ." -- Good Housekeeping

* "A true masterpiece."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Fade to black and cue the applause!" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Complete genius." -- The Horn Book, starred review

* "Breathtaking . . . shatters conventions." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "An original and creative integration of art and text." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Visually stunning . . . raises the bar." -- San Antonio Express-News

Awards and Praise for Wonderstruck
#1 New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Children's Book
ALA Notable Children's Book
Parents' Choice Gold Winner
Publishers Weekly Best Book

"Engrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told in word and image." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Moving and ingenious . . ." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Brian Selznick proves to be that rare creator capable of following one masterpiece--The Invention of Hugo Cabret--with another even more brilliantly executed." -- The Washington Post

"Another entrancing, exquisitely illustrated novel . . . Older kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the interlocking stories. A verbal and visual marvel." -- Family Circle

* "A gift for the eye, mind, and heart." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Visually stunning, completely compelling." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Innovative . . . has the makings of a classic." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A thing of wonder to behold . . . an emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for The Marvels

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Children's Book
An Indie Bound #1 National Bestseller
Guardian Children's Book Prize Finalist
Publishers Weekly Best Book

* "Selznick continues his quest to shake up notions of illustrated novels, wordless storytelling, and the intersection of text and pictures in this newest volume . . . The novel as a whole is exactly the sort of theater that is so lovingly described within." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

* "Caldecott Medalist Selznick has been creating acclaimed illustrated novels for years now, and his latest takes his groundbreaking narrative format to new heights . . . [this] warm, affecting family tale is bittersweet, astonishing, and truly marvelous." -- Booklist, starred review

* ." . . epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "[A] powerful story about creating lasting art and finding family in unexpected places." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Memorable, momentous." -- School Library Journal, starred review

ISBN: 9781338180619
ISBN-10: 1338180614
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.3 x 20.3  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.57