Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train by Lydia Monks

Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train

Written by Lydia Monks
Illustrated by Lydia Monks
Part of the Mungo Monkey Series

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March 15 Book of the Month It’s great to see Mungo Monkey having a new adventure, and this time he and his little sister Mimi are going on a train with their grandparents – how exciting! Pre-school children will love following Mungo’s day out as the train chugs through the jungle, into a tunnel and up a hill. There’s lots to look at on every page, and flaps for inquisitive little fingers to lift hide more surprises. Lydia Monks (or Monksey as she styles herself here!) creates bright scenes, busy but clear, that are lovely to look at and hugely appealing for little children. Mungo is the perfect companion for days out or at home. ~ Andrea Reece


Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train by Lydia Monks

Mungo Monkey is very excited to be going on a train trip with his grandparents and little sister, Mimi. Where will they go? What will they see? Join in the fun by lifting the flaps and help Mungo discover an exciting surprise at the end of his travels.

Jump on board with Mungo Monkey as he goes on a train in his third lift-the-flap adventure, by Julia Donaldson's award-winning illustrator, Lydia Monks, whose previous titles include What the Ladybird Heard and the Princess and the Wizard.

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. She then went to Kingston University, where she studied for a degree in Illustration. A keen Irish dancer, she wins trophies at the weekend. She also enjoys going to aerobics, watching films and visiting friends. Lydia lists her favourite food as ice-cream, and her extravagance as buying a cornflake cake at the bakers when she only went in to buy a loaf of bread!

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info


Novelty book
14 pages


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

26th February 2015




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