Monkey Me by Timothy Roland

I have a fun series to tell you about today. It is a great series for younger kids and reluctant readers. It is part of Scholastic’s “Branches” book series. The Branches series are books for new independent readers. They are designed to be a bit more challenging but have great stories and exciting plots to keep kids reading.

monkey1Monkey Me Series

By Timothy Roland

BOOK 1:

Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey

96 pages – ages 6+

Published by Scholastic Inc. on January 28, 2014

Clyde has always been an excitable kid. But when he eats a radioactive banana at the science museum, something strange happens. Clyde literally turns into a monkey when he gets excited! And, for Clyde, that’s a recipe for humongous trouble!

monkey2BOOK 2:

Monkey Me and the Pet Show

96 pages – ages 6+

Will be Published by Scholastic Inc. on March 25, 2014

Roz the bully has been getting on Clyde’s nerves for a while now. She seems to enjoy scaring Clyde. It doesn’t help that she trained her bulldog, Chopper, to go after Clyde. When Clyde learns that Roz is entering Chopper in a pet show, Clyde decides to enter too, so he can beat them! And, what pet is better than… Clyde! As himself – his monkey self!

This is a hilarious series! I think young kids and reluctant readers will like this story a lot. I like how the story turns into a comic whenever Clyde transforms into a monkey. That’s a nice touch. The story idea is cute and really funny. The illustrations are great and cartoon-like. Very kid-friendly. Clyde is a funny kid, not unlike many kindergarten/first graders, and is very hyper, also not unlike many kindergarten/first graders *hee hee.* The reading level is great for young kids or kids a bit older who have some trouble reading. Mixing text with the illustrations really keeps your interest.

I give this series 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about the Scholastic Branches books visit their website HERE.



Categories: Age 6-9

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20 replies

  1. Thanks for the intro to this series. I could use a new one to share with my kiddo after she finishes the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 🙂

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  2. Sounds fun Erik!

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  3. You are right, these are fun books for reluctant readers!

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  4. Would love to hear your opinion on cartoon like characters and when you find they fit in a book and if not, why? Been something I have been thinking about since reading more graphic novels for the younger set.

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  5. Anything that encourages reading is great in my book! Bravo, Erik and the creators of this series,

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  6. Does Clyde grow a long monkey tail? I have one, but I am not LITERALLY a monkey.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  7. I enjoy reading Scholastic books, and you’re right these titles do look fun. 🙂

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