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.


Reassuring and funny, this is ideal bedtime reading for bright children.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Mixed Media Product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

2nd June 2008




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