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When they try to play together, Night Monkey and Day Monkey learn how differently they see the same world. From fireflies to butterflies, shadows to parrots, they just can’t look at things in the same way! Luckily, in spite of all their contrasts, they also learn to be the best of friends… Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, this comical and touching rhyme explores individual differences, opposites and night and day. A fascinating look at how different the world can look through two sets of eyes, it also shows that you don’t have to be the same as someone to get on well with them!

“Reassuring and funny, this is ideal bedtime reading.” Independent on Sunday

“A charmingly rhythmic poem… a clever way of reassuring small children about night-time.” The Evening Standard

Product Details

Catalogue number

5005 in Rewards Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780749748937

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

April 1st, 2002

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  • 32 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is author of many of today’s best-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Best known for her collaborations with Axel Scheffler, each of these vivid rhyming stories is a triumph of imagination. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

More about Julia: “I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us.

I studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where I met Malcolm, a guitar-playing medic to whom I’m now married.

Before Malcolm and I had our three sons we used to go busking together and I would write special songs for each country; the best one was in Italian about pasta.

The busking led to a career in singing and songwriting, mainly for children’s television.

One of my television songs, A Squash and a Squeeze, was made into a book in 1993, with illustrations by the wonderful Axel Scheffler. It was great to hold the book in my hand without it vanishing in the air the way the songs did. This prompted me to unearth some plays I’d written for a school reading group, and since then I’ve had 20 plays published.

My real breakthrough was The Gruffalo, again illustrated by Axel. We work separately – he’s in London and I’m in Glasgow – but he sends me letters with lovely funny pictures on the envelopes.

My novel The Giants and the Joneses is going to be made into a film by the same team who made the Harry Potter movies, and I have written three books of stories about the anarchic Princess Mirror-Belle who appears from the mirror and disrupts the life of an otherwise ordinary eight-year-old.

When I’m not writing I am often performing, at book festivals and in theatres. I really enjoy getting the children in the audience to help me act out the stories and sing the songs.”

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  1. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    clawdeen15
    on 7 April 2014

    when i read this book at school i loved it so when we went to the libray we saw day monkey and night monkey home

    5out of 5
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    Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is about 2 monkeys with two different ways of living.

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    lmdrld
    on 6 March 2013

    This is about two monkeys with two very different ways of life.

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    nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    My sister loved this book

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    lids
    on 2 March 2012

    its ababy book but i still like it a lot

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    leSquidge
    on 1 March 2012

    This book is great my 9 month old loves me reading it to him and likes looking at the pictures.

    4out of 5