A Review of Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey by Timothy Roland

What’s it about?

A little boy named Clyde eats a banana that had been blasted by a special ray, and now whenever he gets excited, he turns into a monkey.

Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #1)

My Review of Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey

Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey is an early chapter book aimed at newly independent readers. Its fast-paced, heavily illustrated, and uses simple, easy to understand words. That’s all great.

However, in comparison to (what feels like tons of) other early chapter books that I’ve read with Miss L, this book falls disappointingly flat. The humor just really isn’t funny, and there’s little delineation between the hyper child’s behavior, and that after he starts turning into a monkey.

Next time we want to read an early reader’s graphic novel style book again, we’ll pick up another Kung Pow Chicken book, which has a similar take on introduction to superhero behavior, but is much better in basically all aspects.

3 Star Rating

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Title: Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey | Series: Monkey Me (#1) | Author: Timothy Roland (site) | Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. (site) | Pub Date: 2014-1-28 | Pages: 96 | ISBN13: 9780545559768 | Genre: Children’s Fiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-3 | Source: Library