Monty's Special Day (Hardback)
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Monty's Special Day (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 03/12/2020
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"Sweetly encouraging of curiosity." - Kirkus Reviews "The book's active, bright illustrations celebrate both exploration and being happy where you are." - Foreword Reviews Monty is a typical donkey living a typical donkey life. Until the one day, he walks through the open gate and goes on an adventure . . . A cheerful book about pushing your limits and just trying something new. For curious readers ages 5 years and up. "Monty is a curious donkey who takes care of his friends at the farm. One day, he wonders what it is like outside the farm and wanders off to explore. This is a cute little book about curiosity, adventure, and coming back home. " - Lubbock Public Library "Starring Monty the donkey, this beautifully illustrated children's book is a fun adventure. For me, the strengths of the book are the illustrations, fun premise, and storyline." - A Home Library

Publisher: Clavis Publishing
ISBN: 9781605375878
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 210 x 290 mm


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"A Dutch and Belgian import that ventures off the farm. Monty, a spry, blue donkey, has a fairly predictable daily routine. Every morning he chomps on grass and then make the rounds of the farm, checking in on all of the animals. Mrs. Chicken, Mr. Horse, Wooly Sheep, and Llama Llama all love their chats with Monty. But one morning, Monty notices the gate is open, and he hears geese honking overhead. He has always wondered where the geese go every day. Curiosity gets the better of him, and he decides to follow. The geese lead him on (it must be said) a wild goose chase. But Monty has many new experiences along the way. He sees squirrels and beavers, tastes apples and berries, and splashes and splutters in a river. Luckily, he tucks some mementos into his saddle bag to share with his farmyard friends when he returns. It is no more than a journey across the meadow (endpapers show the path Monty follows), but youngsters will relate to how a small trip can seem like an epic adventure, especially when everything is new. With a snout that is slightly too big for his stubby legs and eyebrows that shoot off his face, Monty looks especially eager in Zajac's textured paintings. Sweetly encouraging of curiosity." - Kirkus Reviews "Monty is a blue, wide-eyed donkey who's content with his life on the farm, among other loving animals. But someone left the gate open today, and Monty is tempted to wander. Curious by nature, he follows the examples set by a moose and some geese before realizing that he's not at home among beavers and squirrels. Monty is more than happy when his adventures lead him home. The book's active, bright illustrations celebrate both exploration and being happy where you are." - Foreword Reviews "This is a wonderful book that is filled with one adventure after another for this special donkey. The donkey learns that pushing yourself to the limits and trying new things helps you to become stronger. It is a happy book and provides excitement for its readers and/or listeners." - ITEEA "Monty is a curious donkey who takes care of his friends at the farm. One day, he wonders what it's like outside the farm and wanders off to explore. This is a cute little book about curiosity, adventure, and coming back home. " - Lubbock Public Library "Monty's typical donkey day turns into a very special donkey day when he discovers that the gate, which is usually closed, has been left open! As he wanders, Monty learns about all sorts of things he didn't know before. I loved this book because, in addition to the simple and interesting text, the illustrations were visually complex. There are lots of details all throughout the book that would make it a great read aloud for early grades. There are plenty of sound effects to make and details to point out, but the book also builds in opportunities to build book and print knowledge with young students. For example, in a scene where Monty is wandering along the road, there's a point he is zoomed past by a red motorcycle. The motorcycle appears at two places in the spread, and everything on the left page is slightly smaller than the right page. This spread would be a great chance to highlight that we read from left to right in English--the left page happens before the right page, even though they're both there at the same time. The teacher in me loves this book, but so does the reader. I am excited to incorporate it into my lessons after it comes out!" - The Literacy Lab " Starring Monty the donkey, this beautifully illustrated children's book is a fun adventure. For me, the strengths of the book are the illustrations, fun premise, and storyline." - A Home Library

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“Lively and colourful illustrations”

I loved the lively and colourful illustrations in this book and I think they could promote a lot of discussion with young children. I also liked the premise of the story, Monty the donkey going on a little adventure... More

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“Lovely book”

This is a lovely children's book about Monty the donkey who goes on adventure while following some geese. He thinks he is travelling very far, but after ending up back at his home, he realises that he had just... More

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