Chico Bon Bon can build or fix just about anything. The adventures of this quirky monkey hero will show readers there is an inventive way out of every problem—if you have the right tools.
Oh, no! The space station’s Moon Malt machine is broken. Chico Bon Bon blasts off with Clark the elephant and his handy tool collection to fix this crisis of galactic proportions!
Chris Monroe is the author and illustrator of Bug on a Bike and the Monkey with a Tool Belt series. She’s also
the illustrator of Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.
Monroe’s detailed drawings, done in an appealingly childlike style, combine with narration and speech bubbles to tell this humorous, imaginative tale, which is lighthearted and silly but has enough heart to merit space on the shelves of space lovers, handy kids, and anyone looking for a giggle and a smile. Chico’s serene competence, particularly when juxtaposed against Clark’s good-natured bumbling, may mitigate concerns some readers will feel about yet another anthropomorphic-monkey book. A fun and satisfying journey.
Based on a popular Netflix original series, “Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off!” by artist and storyteller Chris Monroe will prove to be an immediately welcome and enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 4-8
Midwest Book Review