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There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen

by (author) Sheree Fitch

illustrated by Sydney Smith

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771083904
    Publish Date
    Aug 2015
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551098661
    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2

Description

Willa Wellowby's house has been overrun by monkeys. They?re ballet dancing, playing the bagpipes, listening to the Beatles, and causing mayhem and destruction all over the house and yard. And the more Willa asks them to leave, the more havoc they wreak. She calls the police, the RCMP, the FBI, and Scotland Yard to get rid of these monkeys?but when the Mounties finally show up, it's Willa who's in trouble! First published in 1992, There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen won the Canadian Children's Book Centre Mr. Christie Award for Best Canadian Children's book, ages 8 and under. With hilarious new award-winning illustrations by Sydney Smith and Sheree Fitch's zany rhymes, this edition will introduce the bestselling book to a whole new generation.

About the authors

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

Visit her at: shereefitch.com

Sheree Fitch's profile page

Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated multiple children’s books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General’s Award, was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book and has been long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the illustrator of Grant and Tillie Go Walking by Monica Kulling and The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, both highly acclaimed. Sydney has received a number of other awards for his illustrations, including the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. He now lives in Toronto and works in a shared studio space in Chinatown.

Sydney Smith's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

Librarian Reviews

There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen (A Sheree Fitch Classic)

Willa Wellowby’s house has been overrun by monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and apes. They are climbing, dancing, playing the bagpipes and causing mayhem all over the house and they won’t leave. When Willa calls in the RCMP, FBI and Scotland Yard, she’s in for a shock! Originally published in 1992, by Doubleday Canada with illustration by Marc Mongeau (Our Choice 1992).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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