Maxwell the Monkey Barber

Maxwell the Monkey Barber

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Maxwell the monkey operates a barbershop, where he offers everything from a trim to a chop. He excels at helping his fellow animals look shipshape and feel their best, no matter how unruly their locks. Whatever the coiffure quandary, Maxwell is your monkey. He tames Baboon's curls, styles Lion's mane, and trims Bear's beard, exclaiming each time: "Your hair's the best I've seen today!"

All's well until Elephant comes in, feeling sad because he has no hair. Can Maxwell help? Of course! After some careful thinking, he devises a solution to help even Elephant feel his best.

Cale Atkinson's bright, cartoon-like digital illustrations beckon readers into Maxwell's world in this playful tale. Rhyming text, speech bubbles, and a refrain make this story a fun read-aloud accessible to early readers. Full of personality and style, Maxwell has a genuine charm and enthusiasm for helping others that kids will find immediately contagious.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books Inc., 2016.
ISBN: 9781771471039
Branch Call Number: ATK
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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samcmar Dec 13, 2016

I don't care what anyone says, Cale Atkinson does some of the best picture books. The elephant in this book is love!

cmlibrary_rkimray Sep 15, 2016

Not sure about haircuts? Maybe you need a monkey barber! He can help whether you have too much hair or none at all! Readers will definitely catch on to the repeating line, "Your hair's the best I've seen today!" and chuckle when they see Elephant's new hairdo at the end.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Sep 15, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8


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