ACHUKA Book of the Day
2022 Oscars Book Prize Winner
“An impish adventure.” KIRKUS
“Haughton’s digital illustrations, with their blocks of saturated colour, are perfect for group sharing. Deep pink, magenta, purple, and blue tree silhouettes are set against a vibrant red sky; the wide-eyed blue monkeys pop off the page, focusing viewers’ attention on their actions and expressions. Haughton’s skilled use of color, composition, and page-turns heightens the drama.” Horn Book
Published in paperback last month (in hardback last year) and picked as the overall winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2022.
A funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulging your more mischievous, cheeky side (when nobody is looking).
Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. “Ok, monkeys! I’m off,” says the big monkey.
“Now remember. Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there.”
Mmm … mangos! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangos. Hmm … maybe … maybe they could just look at the mangos? That’d be ok, right?