Little Monkey Gets Lost
Anitha Balachandran
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
nature and wildlife monkeys animal homes
picture book, creative non-fiction


An innovative book to teach childen about animal habitats and homes. 

A little monkey has strayed away from home and is trying to find his way back.  He stops to ask various creatures, "Is this my home?"  They respond with,  "No it's not, I live here."

As children follow the monkey through the jungle and meet various animals, they will learn how and where other creatures live.

Little snippets of information interspersed within the illustrations are almost calling out to the child, 'Read Me!'   

The lively colours and a lot of background detail along with well defined characters in the Illustrations are an added bonus.

A must have for every school library.  

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee