A brand new red Early Reader about the magical Mr Monkey from the million-copy-selling author of series such as My Secret Unicorn and Animal Ark, Linda Chapman.
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
Meet Mr Monkey, who belongs to Class Two. He's more than just an ordinary toy - he's magic! No one can remember now how long he's been at the school or where he came from, but every week one of the children gets to take him home and write a diary about their time together. This week, it's Jack's turn.
Football is Jack's favourite thing in the whole world, but he's not big enough to make it onto the school's football team. Might Mr Monkey and his magic be able to help? . . .
A magical new Mr Monkey adventure, perfect for young football fans.
The tale progresses superbly, and captures wish-fulfilment in a warm and clever way - THE BOOKBAG on MR MONKEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
They're brilliant stories told by amazing authors and illustrators. Stuffed full of colour, not many words per page, they're perfect for children moving from picture books into reading chapter books. - Steve Cole, THE SUN
Linda Chapman is the million-copy selling author of such series as My Secret Unicorn, Stardust, Skating School, Not Quite a Mermaid and Loving Spirit. She has also written for the Animal Ark series, Rainbow Magic and many more Working Partners' series. Linda lives in Leicestershire with her husband, two daughters and their three dogs. Her website is http://www.lindachapmanauthor.co.uk/
Sam Hearn began illustrating children's books in 2003 and has since worked with publishers like Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Hodder and Scholastic. He is the illustrator of the 'Charlie' series by Hilary McKay. Sam lives in West London. His website is http://samhearn.blogspot.co.uk/