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David Serlin - Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Author: David Serlin Brian Selznick; Illustrator: Brian Selznick

  • AGES 4 - 8 
  • Genre Comedy and Humor,Mystery and Suspense,Comic Books and Graphic Novels



★ “An inventive format and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor make this sweet and silly book nearly irresistible.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “Hooray for Baby Monkey!” are the last words of this endearingly funny graphic novel/picture book/early reader—it’s a sentiment that readers of all ages will wholeheartedly affirm.—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“May be the most perfect blending of story-telling styles to ever be published for the youngest of readers.”
—Brian Smith, Kindergarten Teacher, Nashville, NC


“Completely and utterly adorable.”
—Monica Edinger, Dalton School, Educator


“Children will delight in deciphering the clues.”
—Wendy Lukehart, Youth Collections Coordinator, DC Public Library


“Baby Monkey has become another member of my household.”
—Karen Ginman, Youth Collections Coordinator, New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library


“A perfect combination to help emerging readers gain confidence and find the joys of reading”
—Lisa Fabiano, IndieNext

Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Hugo, Wonderstruck, adapted into Todd Haynes’s eponymous movie, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

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David Serlin

David Serlin

David Serlin is a writer, editor, and historian who teaches at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles for adults. Baby Monkey, Private Eye  is his first book for children. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

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