My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal.2018

PB : May 2018  £6.99

275 X 240mm 32 pages

Age 3+


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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

Dianne Hofmeyr

Illustrated by Carol Thompson

My daddy is a great big bear. He gets out of bed and grumbles and grouches, scratches and yawns!

This charming picture book for younger children portrays a day in the life of a dad and daughter in a single-parent home, as they get up, have breakfast, go to school, go swimming, make dinner and prepare for bedtime. Dad is a great big bear, a silly monkey, a crocodile, an octopus and, at bedtime, a scary monster for a little while – but in the end it's Daddy being Daddy that the little girl loves best.

School Librarian on My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

"There’s energy and exhaustion and plenty of love in this story , told by a gorgeous little girl who adores her dad."

Fiona Noble picks My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

Sweet and playful, a good choice if you’re looking for titles featuring single fathers

IBBY link reviews My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

"The text and images work well together, with the words weaving their way through the illustrations … an entertaining picture book."

Books for Keeps gives My Daddy is a Silly Monkey 4 stars

With a pattern to the text and rhythm to the words this book is fun to read aloud. At the bottom of the page there is an invitation to turn over and find out what else daddy is. The illustrations are appealing and humorous and the book design very attractive. Don’t miss the end papers, the story begins and ends here with dad shown as full of fun at the beginning and completely exhausted at the end. A joyful celebration of daddies everywhere with appeal and resonance for children and their parents too.    

Read it Daddy reviews My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

An imaginative children's story full of fabulous animal fun as a little girl imagines all the animals that her daddy can be like…Told from the perspective of a single parent dad bringing up a daughter, this is a fantastic little book that doesn't stray too far into 'Dads being Daft' territory.

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