Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Written by Julia Donaldson

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How the world looks by night and by day is nicely contrasted in this entertaining story of two different life styles, which can sometimes – just – meet in the middle. Night Monkey and Day Monkey live in contrasting worlds. While Day Monkey sleeps, Night Monkey plays and so they see the world in very different ways. One sees the moon as a banana the banana as a moon. Which is right? Who can say but the two become firm friends despite their differences. Imelda Staunton’s reading on the accompanying CD is a delight. For information about other titles by the world famous author Julia Donaldson please click here.


Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson

Night Monkey and Day Monkey's worlds are as different as night and day! When they each spend time in each other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot. And they also learn to be the best of friends.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Publication date

2nd June 2008




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