Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Who is Baby Monkey? He is a baby. He is a monkey. He has a job. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye! Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship? Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in a blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel....

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Title:Baby Monkey, Private Eye
Author:Brian Selznick
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1338180614
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Baby Monkey, Private Eye Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Dec 13, 2017
    GENIUS! ...
  • Betsy
    Jan 10, 2018
    Brian Selznick. Honey. We?ve got to talk. Now look, it was all well and good when you started getting a little crazy and shaking up notions of what an ?illustrated book? actually means. Winning the Caldecott for a novel? Never been done before. And the fact that Hugo Cabret an...
  • Mary Lee
    Dec 17, 2017
    Selznik is amazing. (And Baby Monkey is pretty dang cute, especially when he's trying to get his pants on!) ...
  • Sasha
    Feb 28, 2018
    This is delightful and cute! And educational, but sneakily so. It's a Baby! It's a Monkey! It'a Baby Monkey Private Eye! He solves crimes (maybe with his ESP??), eats snacks, and puts on pants. He has a routine and he never deviates - that's how he came to be a crack detective! ...
  • Tasha
    Mar 03, 2018
    The amazing Selznick has taken on easy readers with this new book written with Serlin. Baby Monkey isn?t just a baby and a monkey, he also has a job (and an amazing office) as a private eye. He is asked to solve several crimes in the course of the book, but first he has to have a sna...
  • Skip
    Mar 25, 2018
    This is kind of random, but the book before my last one also had Monkey in the title, and I liked it even less than this. Perhaps there's an embedded message? Cute illustrations, as always in a Brian Selznick book, but this one did not work for me. Great premise: a baby monkey priva...
  • Scott Robins
    Nov 04, 2017
    Interesting to see Selznick's unique style of storytelling in book for younger readers. Simple, repetitive text and adorable illustrations make this a great book for beginning readers but a lot of the concepts and the appeal make it fine for older readers as well. Be sure to check out ...
  • Beth
    Jan 01, 2018
    A delightful new book from Brian Selznick that combines the visual beauty of a picture book with the ease and repetition of text of an early reader and the length of a chapter book. Not to mention an adorable gumshoe on the case of stolen jewels, pizza, clown noses, and spaceships. ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Feb 28, 2018
    Superb illustrations but weak on the storytelling. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 14, 2018
    ARC from the publisher at ALA Midwinter In this very early chapter book, Selznick fuses his trademark cross hatched pencil sketches with addictively repetitive picture book text in a middle grade novel trim size. Still with me? We learn who Baby Monkey is (a baby monkey) and that he...
  • Gary Anderson
    Mar 02, 2018
    Baby Monkey is quite the sleuth when it comes to solving crimes, although he?s not so hot at putting on his pants. The artwork of Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck) and stories by Selznick and David Serlin make this early reader book a giggle-inducing winner ...
  • Amanda
    Mar 22, 2018
    I read this at work when all of our systems were down, and this had just arrived. It is incredibly cute, and of course I love Brian Selznick's illustrations. I expected this to be more like a chapter book based on the size, but there are very few words and it qualifies more as a beginn...
  • Kristin
    Nov 30, 2017
    Love, love love this!! ...
  • Erin
    Feb 28, 2018
    If you've ever looked for a combo of picture book, easy reader, chapter book, graphic novel, humor-mystery, this is your book. It's almost too many things, but the experience of reading it with my four-and-a-half year old was definitely five stars. The text is super simple and repet...
  • Ryan
    Mar 02, 2018
    what a fun beginning reader book with the beautiful illustrations of Brian Selznick! ...
  • Billie
    Oct 28, 2017
    The simple, repetitive language is perfect for kids who are just starting to read on their own. As with any Selznick book, though, at least half of the story unfolds in the illustrations. At the start of each of Baby Monkey's investigations, the decorations in his office change to feat...
  • Laura
    Mar 12, 2018
    This book pretty much had me at the title. I mean come on!!! A Private Eye monkey. Brilliant! Heavy, smooth, cool to the touch pages with big, easy words and dazzlingly detailed, black & white (with dashes of red) illustrations come together to form Baby Monkey, Private Eye. ...
  • Victoria
    Feb 27, 2018
    This book makes my heart happy - on so many levels. ...
  • Becky
    Feb 27, 2018
    This is damn near 5 stars. It absolutely stole my heart before we even got to the contents. A wonderful beginning reader that may look a little intimidating but will sit just right. Screaming WAIT! is my favorite, much as it is in I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant and Piggie). Funny t...
  • Brittany
    Feb 17, 2018
    This book fills a gap that so many of my students need. It has simple, repetitive text that empowers beginning readers to read this book successfully while still telling a very amusing story through detailed and hilarious images. Though each mystery Baby Monkey solves unfolds in the sa...
  • Ashlee Null
    Jul 30, 2017
    Kind of adorable! I liked it but didn't love it. As a bookseller I'm not sure who I'll give this book to but I'll know them when I see them. ...
  • Kate Olson
    Nov 21, 2017
    As an elementary school librarian, reading teacher, and a parent of a 6-year-old (and several older kids who were once 6), I'll tell you why this book is fabulous: because ALL kindergarten and first graders want in the whole entire world is to be able to check out and read a BIG BOOK. ...
  • Mary
    Feb 27, 2018
    Cute! ...
  • Calista
    Mar 05, 2018
    The art is all what you expect of a Brian Selznick book. It's fantastic. The story is repetitive and good, not as great as I have come to expect from Brian. Baby Monkey is a detective and he solves cases really well. The thing is, each chapter is a case and they are all the same acc...
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Jan 31, 2018
    With a film noir vibe, minimal text, appealing plot repetition, and a few snack breaks along the way, this brilliant blend of early reader and picture book introduces one seriously adorable, wardrobe-challenged detective, Baby Monkey, who is quite the accomplished crime solver. The pan...
  • Karin Schott
    Feb 21, 2018
    This is a deceptive little book for very early readers. Follow the case files of Baby Monkey as puts an end to the crime wave that has struck. As with any Selznick book the pictures are part of the narrative. This is an important feature of this books, as it asks the early reader to st...
  • Niki Marion
    Nov 20, 2017
    Okay so this is weird but great. Only Brian Selznick can pull off a format reinvention like this. ...
  • Julie Kirchner
    Dec 23, 2017
    I received a copy of this ARC through a Goodreads giveaway. I like that the text is simple and repetitive. It could be enjoyed by any age reader. What I LOVE about the book are the illustrations, particularly how in each chapter the detective office decorations change and are c...
  • Traci
    Mar 14, 2018
    Laugh out loud funny! What child doesn't like baby monkeys? This is no ordinary children's book, it's a picture book, beginner reader and graphic novel all in one. New kidlit book genre here. :) Written by Brian Selznick, illustrated by David Serlin and published by Scholastic ...
  • Lisa Newman
    Mar 02, 2018
    Brian Selznick is one of my favorite authors. His new book about Baby Monkey doesn't disappoint. Abound with his gorgeous illustrations, readers of any age will enjoy this one. ...