Thimble Monkey Superstar
Written by Jon Blake
Illustrated by Martin Chatterton
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Jams Cogan’s life changes when his next door neighbours arrive at his family bungalow – or Castle as his dad, a not-terribly successful children’s author calls it – with a hamster for them to look after. At least, the neighbours say it’s a hamster, it’s clear to Jams and his mum and dad that it’s really a monkey. But by then the neighbours have gone and Thimble is happily settled in dad’s armchair. All sorts of adventures follow. It’s very funny and the text positively bristles with jokes and snappy one-liners, the butt of most of them being Jams’ hapless dad. Nicely divided into satisfying chapters and full of Martin Chatterton’s wonderful bug-eyed illustrations, this is easy and addictive reading. ~ Andrea Reece
A Piece of Passion from editor Janet Thomas Thimble Monkey Superstar captured me immediately because it made me laugh out loud straight away. I love the idea that the neighbours turn up at the door with their monkey and say ‘Would you look after our hamster?’ Jams is a great character, brave and endearing. Thimble at first seems slightly ambivilant because he’s so anarchic - is he trouble or is he a friend? By the end he’s a real Monkey Superstar. Jon’s book is funny, first and foremost, and it’s also packed full of wild adventure and warm, believable family relationships. Jon suggested Martin as the illustrator as they’d worked together before, we were thrilled he agreed, and when we saw the text and pictures together there was a real sense of something very special being created. It’s just a great story: who doesn’t want a monkey for a best friend?
Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake
Life is never boring now that Jams and his family have a monkey to look after. Jams and his mum love Thimble, but Dad is determined to get rid of him - to a zoo, a school, even a demolition site. But when Jams and his dad are in mortal danger, Thimble proves once and for all why he is a Monkey Superstar! Thimble is very clever and very naughty - and just the best friend Jams has been waiting for.
Illustrated by Martin Chatterton.
About the Author
More books by Jon Blake
Firefly Press Ltd
19th May 2016
Firefly Press Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd
Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.
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