A remarkable collaboration – that brings together giants of the picture book world – to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future.
Hilda Snibbs takes her three mischievous little monkeys to stay with her Uncle Gilbert for Christmas. Among many amazing things, Uncle Gilbert’s prized possession is an ancient golden teapot, so the little monkeys must be very good. But what is supposed to be a traditional holiday is soon filled with chaos! Hilda begins to regret bringing the three little monkeys with her – until, one night, their antics come in very handy . . .
Quentin Blake’s delightfully funny story is brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark’s beautiful mixed-media illustrations in this irresistible follow-up to Three Little Monkeys and Three Little Monkeys Ride Again.
Quentin Blake taught at the Royal College of Art, where he was Head of the Illustration Department before becoming a full time illustrator. He has collaborated with writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman, and most famously Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic books for adults and created much-loved characters of his own such as Mr Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. He also curates exhibitions and is a Patron of the Campaign for Drawing.
”Praise for Three Little Monkeys at Christmas:'A gorgeous picture-book full of wry, festive humour.” - Metro
Praise for Three Little Monkeys: -
”'A match made in picture-book heaven” - The Times
”'The story is a romp and promises lots of laughs” - Booktrust
”'[A] wonderfully mischievous tale … Sheer delight at every turn of the page” - Books for Keeps
”'A funny and timeless story” - TES
”'Two giants of the picture-book world, plus monkeys and chaos - what’s not to love? Funny, original and quirky, this tale has it all.” - The Sun
Praise for Three Little Monkeys Ride Again: -
”'Glorious” - Daily Mail
”'…both text and pictures and funny. The images make sumptuous use of the patterned collage and the tone is gently forgiving.” - The Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of 2019