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Monkey With a Tool Belt

by Chris Monroe

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Carolrhoda Books (2007-12-15)

List Price: $17.99

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Amazon Description

Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything. But will his tools and his sharp wit save him when an organ grinder sets his sights on making Chico a circus star?

One Potato Review

Bringing sexy back to home improvement. Not only has Chico Bon Bon designed, constructed and maintained his fantastical tree house, but he also carries around gadgets like a half-inch beebersaw, a small jimmy-jubber, and a bendy-extender with a rearview mirror attachment for all of those emergencies you can never really anticipate. Because who knows when you’ll be lured into a plastic-banana-sundae-trap by an evil organ grinder, right? “His old monkey, Bobo, had run away earlier that week with the help of several circus tigers,” it turns out, an escape which this author delights in thoroughly illustrating as well (roller skates, helium balloon, surfboard), indeed there isn’t an element of this story, or a tool, which is ever deployed with anything less than maximum exuberance. A revelation.

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