Author(s): David Lucas
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This is the story of a little monkey as big as a nut, alone in the wide, wide world! Peanut is a very tiny monkey who's afraid of everything. When the wind blows, he thinks his tree is falling down; when the sun sets, he thinks the whole sky is on fire; and, when everything goes dark, all Peanut can do is close his eyes and wait for The End. He's so busy waiting that when Beetle tries to squeeze past him, the pair of them fall from their branch. Luckily, Peanut's tail comes to the rescue and as they sit together to recover from their fright, a new day dawns. Watching the sunrise, Peanut realizes his new world isn't really frightening at all, and he and his new friend set out to explore their tree together. This is a reassuring tale for small children who are nervous of the world around them.
With stunning illustrations and a simple story, this book is a must. Peanut the Monkey is so easy to fall in love with, you and your child will definitely read this more than once.
Elisa, Book Grocer
David Lucas is the internationally acclaimed author/illustrator of Halibut Jackson; Whale; Nutmeg and The Robot and the Blue Bird. Born in Middlesborough, he grew up in Hackney and studied at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in central London.