Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever!

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Pub Date 07 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2021
Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books ®

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Description

Chico Bon Bon's epic Christmas party is three days away! Is our intrepid monkey ready? Of course not!

But thanks to his trusty tool belt and plenty of ingenuity, Chico helps his friends decorate, turns a pile of junk into a bundle of gifts, and finishes preparing for the party just in the nick of time. WHEW!

The latest installment from author and illustrator Chris Monroe is packed full of fun, friendship, and holiday cheer!

"Monroe's manic cartooning will have kids laughing from start to finish."—starred, Publishers Weeklyfor Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins

Chico Bon Bon's epic Christmas party is three days away! Is our intrepid monkey ready? Of course not!

But thanks to his trusty tool belt and plenty of ingenuity, Chico helps his friends decorate...


Advance Praise

"Monroe's manic cartooning will have kids laughing from start to finish."—starred, Publishers Weekly for Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins

"Monroe's manic cartooning will have kids laughing from start to finish."—starred, Publishers Weekly for Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins


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I never heard of this series before but it seems like it is one. My kids would have loved it when they were little! So full of bright colors and fun!

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The delightful newest entry in the special Monkey with a Tool Belt Series by author-illustrator Chris Monroe, Chico Bon Bon and friends exemplify the true spirit of Christmas love as the friends individually and collectively work, help, and celebrate Christmas cheer and companionship! Heartwarming children's tale with lots of illustrations and text.

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This is an absolutely delightful book and would make the perfect gift for children above the age of 3....and their parents! The illustrations are beautiful and intricate , and it's just about challenging enough as well, for kids to start reading slightly harder books. I particularly appreciate the Christmas message, it's meant to be a festival more about goodwill and happiness, and not merely about commerce and capitalism. That's brought about very subtly though, and it isnt preachy at all. Highly recommended.

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Monkey With A Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever by Chris Monroe I read an arc of this book from NetGalley with my 4 year old. He is a big fan of the Netflix series but we had not read one of the books before. I was a little thrown that Chico looks a little different than he does in the show but my son was not. He did not seem to notice. The illustrations were great and I imagine all of the tiny little details will be more appreciated in a good sized picture book edition. Similar to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff; I imagine It to be the kind of book kids would go back through on their own over and over to look at all the picture details. The story was nice and a good length for his attention span. I liked that Chico repurposed items for his gifts. 5/5 for us. Would buy.

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Someone hand me my glitter buster and holly clippers, will you? And please invite me to the Christmas party with a light-up cocoa fountain, a Christmas tree made of burritos and a mega cheese ball! My Gosh, this is the cutest little Christmas story ever. All the little cute animals, the tiniest details like the names of the tools on the monkey's toolbelt. I also like the idea that it puts out there, of making gifts for your friends, and not just focusing on shopping and spending money, but telling a story where the focus is on THINKING of others. Chico's little face was so adorable too. I think everything was just adorable.

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Chinco’s Christmas party is in 3 days! A cute story on how this monkey gets ready for his party. I was attracted to the book as I myself love Christmas and Crafting!! I think it’s a cute storyline! I liked that it teaches kids to help others, clean up the environment, not be afraid to re-use items and sharing their crafty side! Gifts don’t always need to come from a store, handmade gifts are filled with a lot of love. Cute illustrations!! A cute holiday book for kids!! Thank you Chris Monroe, Lerner Pubkishing Group and NetGalley for the advanced copy to read in return for my honest review!

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This book was received as an ARC from Lerner Publishing Group - Carolrhoda Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. This book will be a hit around the holidays for our storytimes. The monkey was brilliantly written and drawn and what a fun and innovative concept for a child storybook. This book also demonstrates the true meaning of procrastination in that your big party is only a few days away and nothing is done... you're in stress city. This book also reflects on the importance of being kind and generous because that creates friends who can come and help you and of course with friends working together...all is possible. I can't wait to see the looks on our toddler and children's faces when they read/hear the story for the first time. We will consider adding this title to our Picture Book collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

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This was so adorable. The pictures are vibrant, bold and gives enough detail to know what is going the on. The amount of words per page is a good amount. The story is long enough to keep my 6 year old interested and yet short enough to keep my 4 year old interested. The plot is interesting and a good Christmas story!

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Such a special Christmas book of friends planning a holiday party for everyone! I love how this book teaches that you don't have to go and buy presents for your friends and it is better to make special gifts. A wonderful holiday book for kids of all ages. I highly recommend it. Thanks #netgalley for the advanced reader copy. I really enjoyed this one!

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