Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey

Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey

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Your little arms and legs move just like you are a baby monkey climbing into the leafy branches of a tree. But you are not a monkey.

Your nose twitches and your mouth moves as though you are a bunny sniffing the garden air. But you are not a bunny.

Moving from animal to animal, leading to a wonderful surprise at the end, this charming story engages young readers with both the text and the adorable art.

A wonderful gift for both young children and their parents, especially every new parent who can't stop marveling at their baby.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 20 pages
  • 140 x 178 x 10mm | 181g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143187708
  • 9780143187707
  • 597,999

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PRAISE FOR Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey "Vancouver illustrator Julie Morstad provides beautiful art for this ode to babies. Using her signature nostalgic style and a vibrant palette, Morstad breathes life into the animals on the page. In each colourful spread, she goes beyond what is expressed in the text and supplies a visual clue as to what the next animal will be." --Quill & Quire

"A tender tribute to infancy, aimed at parents (or grandparents) who want to curl up with a baby and a quiet book." --CM Magazine

"This sweet, playful story reads like a poem from a parent to a newborn child." --The Children's Bookshelf
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About Johanna Skibsrud

JOHANNA SKIBSRUD is the author of The Sentimentalists, which won the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her most recent novel for adults is Quartet for the End of Time. Johanna is donating part of her royalties to the Himalayan School Project, which supports the education of young girls in Nepal. For more information, please visit SARAH BLACKER is a writer and editor currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Sarah is donating part of her royalties to Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for children with cancer. For more information, please visit

JULIE MORSTAD is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most recent book for children, How To, marks her authorial debut, and has received starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal and Quill & Quire, as well as a Governor General's award nomination. Books she has illustrated for children include When You Were Small, recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; When I Was Small, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize; and Singing Away the Dark, which was shortlisted for a number of children's literature prizes.
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Rating details

56 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 12% (7)
4 36% (20)
3 36% (20)
2 12% (7)
1 4% (2)
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