Are You a Monkey? : A Tale of Animal Charades

Author(s): Marine Rivoal

Picture Books

A game of animal charades that will leave readers guessing and giggling


A crocodile sticks his head in the sand and asks his friends to guess which animal he is mimicking. A turn of the page reveals the answer: an ostrich! Next, the ostrich curls her long neck and shoots water from her mouth. Whom is she imitating? An elephant! Readers are a part of the game, wagering guesses before turning the page to find the often unexpected reveal. Painted in a stylish and saturated color palette of Pantones, this unusual book will engage children in considering animal behavior and characteristics. With an unexpectedly poignant ending, this informational yet artful storybook is unlike any before it.

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"A fun, clever, kid-enticing way to learn facts about a group of jungle animals... Painting with a rich Pantone color palette, Rivoal captures the lushness of the jungle while providing a stimulating visual feast for readers. Are You a Monkey is a great choice for energetic story times at home or at school and could introduce interactive classroom lessons on animal traits and behavior." -Celebrate Picture Books "This book has children guessing, giggling, and considering animal behavior and characteristics." -Learning "A joy... This unusual book is stylish and engaging."-Absolutely Mama "Printed in vivid shades of yellow, blue, and vermilion, Rivoal's blocky prints couldn't be more vibrant as the animals take turns posing as other creatures while three birds make guesses... Rivoal's page turns are especially well-handled, creating lovely visual parallels between the pretend and real animals... Along the way, readers pick up details about animal behavior, and Toucan's bad guesses add light laughs to a book that's equal parts handsome and fun."-Publishers Weekly Online

Born in 1987, Marine Rivoal graduated from the École Estienne, and continued her studies at the Arts Décoratifs school in Strasbourg, where she deepened her knowledge of engraving and began to experiment with the different printing techniques she used for this book. Marine is based in Lyon, France. This is her second book, and her first with Phaidon.

General Fields

  • : 9780714874173
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : 0.386
  • : April 2017
  • : 228 mm x 228 mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marine Rivoal
  • : Hardcover
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : E
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6
  • : 40
  • : illustrations