The new baby is coming soon . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. Acclaimed author and illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur) offers a fun and reassuring story about becoming a big brother.
Monkey is very nervous about the new baby. He likes being a little brother! Before the big arrival, Monkey must learn about what it means to be a big brother. Mommy, Daddy, and Brother show Monkey how to prepare for the baby: Monkey can share his old baby things with his new little sibling. He can go to the hospital with Mommy to feel the baby kicking! Monkey can even help Mommy pick out all of the things that the baby will need, and get her packed and ready for the hospital. Finally, Monkey may just be ready to be a big brother!
Praise for Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten
“Brown’s hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he’s on Monkey’s side—and that of readers—from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
About the Author
MARC BROWN, best known as the creator of the Arthur books and TV show, has drawn on his love of American folk art in his paintings for Wild About Books, ZooZical,and Wild About You!, all with bestselling author Judy Sierra. He is also the author and illustrator of In New York.
Hometown:Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969