No Monkeys, No Chocolate
by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illus by Nicole Wong
?5 Reasons You Need This Book
- Who doesn’t want to know why we would have no chocolate if monkeys did not exist?
- I love the three levels: the very, very spare main text, suitable for super young kids; the longer text on each spread that gives more detail (great for grades 2 and up); and the metafiction (meta-nonfiction?) little cartoon characters down in the corner that say things like, “I thought this book was supposed to be about monkeys.” “Well, we aren’t done yet. They must be coming.”
- Melissa cares so deeply about nonfiction and how to help educators reach kids with the best books possible. She is a nonfiction writer whose work you want to continue to be published.
- The author’s note offers great insight into how the story evolved and where the funny characters came from.
- You’ll love it:>)
Anastasia Suen has the Nonfiction Monday Roundup this week. Go learn something cool!?