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Monkey & Robot

Monkey & Robot

Illustrated by: Peter Catalanotto
For Ages: 6 - 9
Meet best pals Monkey and Robot. “Good-humored silliness prevails” (Publishers Weekly) in this snappy collection of four stories!

Monkey and Robot are friends—the best kind. They simply belong together, and it never matters that silly Monkey is furry, or that gentle Robot can rust. What matters is their sharing: movies and popcorn, games of hide-and-seek, a fish tank for…a hippopotamus?

Joining the ranks of such noteworthy pairs as Bert and Ernie, Frog and Toad, and Henry and Mudge, Monkey & Robot celebrates friendship in this chapter book of four charming tales that are ideal for young readers.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 64 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442429796 | 
  • June 2014 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4
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Monster Movie

“Do you want to watch a monster movie?” Robot asked.

“No,” Monkey said. “They scare me.”

“But it’s fun,” Robot said. “I like to be scared.”

“I don’t,” Monkey said. “It’s not fun to be scared. It’s only scary.”

“Let’s try it,” Robot said. “If you get scared, you can put the blanket over your head.”

“Okay,” Monkey said. He put the blanket over his head.

“The movie hasn’t started yet,” Robot said.

“I... see more

About the Author

Peter Catalanotto
Photograph courtesy of the author

Peter Catalanotto

Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, “Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their Mother to Tigers received a starred review in School Library Journal and was one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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