Maybe... (Hardcover)

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By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
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A trio of misbehaving, mango-loving monkeys have a close call as the creator of Don’t Worry, Little Crab gives readers a taste of vicarious mischief.

Three little monkeys and their big monkey are sitting high on a branch in the forest canopy. “OK, monkeys! I’m off," says the big monkey.Remember . . . Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there.” Mmm . . . mangoes! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangoes. Hmm . . . Maybe . . . maybe they could just look at the mangoes. That would be OK, right? With vivid colors, bold shapes, and his trademark visual humor, Chris Haughton is back with a deliciously suspenseful cautionary tale about pushing boundaries—and indulging your more impish side (when nobody is looking).

About the Author

Chris Haughton is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including Little Owl Lost; Oh No, George!; Shh! We Have a Plan; Goodnight Everyone; and Don’t Worry, Little Crab. He has taught many courses in design and illustration around the world, and in 2007 was named one of TIME magazine’s Design 100 for his work for Fair Trade and People Tree. Originally from Dublin, Chris Haughton now lives in London.

Praise For…

Perfect for group sharing. . . . Haughton’s skilled use of color, composition, and page-turns heightens the drama.
—The Horn Book (starred review)

The book’s suspense is built with careful pacing and the repetition of particular words. . . An impish adventure.
—Kirkus Reviews

This funny folkloric tale will cue audiences immediately. . . There’s electrical contrast in the collage-style digital art, with the blue monkeys popping against red, magenta, and orange backdrops that will easily make images visible at a distance in a lively storytime.
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Haughton's artwork is even more bold here than in past titles. . . . Worth a purchase wherever Haughton's books are popular.
—School Library Journal

A fun story of seeing the line, then daring to cross it. . . . equal parts whimsy and cautionary, kids will gravitate towards these little monkeys and their daring adventures. With bright colors and bold shapes, kids and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy this title.
—School Library Connection

Small children ages 2-6 will see the menace that the monkeys do not, which ratchets up the tension as the reckless primates commence to feasting on sweet juicy mangoes. . . enough to teach even the naughtiest tykes a lesson. Well, maybe . . .
—The Wall Street Journal

[H]ilarious… The droll illustrations in brilliant colors depict the wide-eyed monkeys talking each other into going for the mangoes and just barely escaping the cartoonish tigers' big teeth. Small children in the target audience will appreciate the perfect (and very funny) ending.

—The Buffalo News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536220247
ISBN-10: 1536220248
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English


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