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What Is Inside This Box? (Monkey and Cake #1)

Written by Drew Daywalt

Illustrated by Oliver Tallec

What Is Inside This Box? (Monkey and Cake #1) Synopsis

Meet Monkey and Cake. Cake has lots of questions. Monkey has lots of answers. They are silly. They are curious. Sometimes they fight. But Monkey and Cake are always best friends. Monkey and Cake cannot agree what's inside Monkey's mysterious box. Is it a kitty? Is it a dinosaur? How will they find out... and what do you think is inside? From the #1New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, Drew Daywalt, and illustrator Olivier Tallec, comes a fresh new duo Monkey and Cake. With Daywalt's signature quirky style, Monkey and Cake invites readers to laugh along and let their imaginations soar.

What Is Inside This Box? (Monkey and Cake #1) Press Reviews

Praise for What Is Inside THIS Box? (Monkey and Cake): * On the theory that it's never too early to start considering the deep questions... eventually, in easy-to-follow steps, [Cake] comes around to the only logical position: that whatever is or is not in the box is more a matter of belief than something provable. -- Booklist, starred review EXUBERANT, EXPRESSIVE AND FULL OF PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY... 4- to 8-year-olds will practice not only simple sentences but also a thought experiment... in a humorous coda, readers discover what seems to be the impossible truth. --- The Wall Street Journal Daywalt (The Day the Crayons Quit) and Tallec (This Book Will Not Be Fun) have crafted a delightful, philosophical romp that will please and intrigue beginning readers.... Funny and thought-provoking. A definite purchase for beginning reader collections. --- School Library Journal Praise for The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors * Purely absurd, sidesplitting humor. -- Booklist, starred review * The sort of story that makes children love to read. -- School Library Journal, starred review Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award * These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Utterly original. -- San Francisco Chronicle Praise for This Book Will Not Be Fun, illustrated by Olivier Tallec: * Tallec's artwork... is impeccably turned out. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781338143867
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Tallec
Publisher: Scholastic US
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages

About Drew Daywalt

Drew Daywalt is an award-winning, New York Times #1 bestselling children's author whose books include The Day the Crayons Quit and The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family. Olivier Tallec is an illustrator based in Paris. Following his graduation from the Ecole Superieure d'Arts Graphiques, he worked in advertising as a graphic designer. He has subsequently devoted himself to illustration and has illustrated more than 60 books, including Who Done It? and Louis I, King of the Sheep. You can visit him on the Web at

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