Monkey on the Run

Author(s): Leo Timmers

Textless Picture Books | Sophisticated Picture Books

A traffic jam becomes the ultimate playground for Monkey as he leaps from one vehicle to another, finding stories within stories.

Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way. But the street is very busy and they are going so slowly!

Little Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the garbage truck, an aquarium bus, a food cart for rabbits packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals traveling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car ...

There is so much going on in the street, it's become a playground!

Each vehicle in this wordless picture book contains a world of detail, activity and humor to share with curious toddlers.

Lucy's Review:

Little Monkey and Papa Monkey are on their way home when they get stuck in traffic so out hops Little Monkey from their banana sidecar and swings off to visit all the other animals in their wacky vehicles - an octobus full of undersea creatures, the lion king on his travelling kitchen-throne, a Carrot King fast food truck for bunnies and so many others. Will they get home safely to Mama and the other llittle monkeys?

Leo Timmers is back with another excellent wordless picture book following in the footsteps (car tracks) of Bang! and Who's Driving?. You'll be poring over the pictures together for hours finding all the different stories. And it won't be long before you become the audience for this one.


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New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book 2019

"The silly antics of the little monkey provide forward momentum, but the details in each illustration kept calling us back for a more thorough examination."

A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book 2019

Leo Timmers was born in Belgium in 1970. Trained in Graphic Design, he illustrates for Belgian magazines and papers as well as illustrating picture books.      

General Fields

  • : 9781776572519
  • : Gecko Press
  • : Gecko Press
  • : January 2019
  • : 23.00 cmmm X 29.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leo Timmers
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 839.3137