We've been reading Apes a Go-Go by Roman Milisic and A. Richard Allen.
The illustrations and colours in Apes-a-go-go remind me of picture books from my childhood that had come from America, such as Richard Scarry or Dr Seuss. I like it...
The story is set in the most perfect town. Except one flower is out of place, and unfortunately Fussy Great Ape overhears the Mayor complaining. He calls his friend with the Great Ape call "Cuppa! Cocoa! Apes-a-go-go!" This is brilliant for getting the children to join in as the story is read aloud. As more mess is created, more Great Apes are called...
As you can imagine, disaster ensues.
BUT, with a slice of cake and some good friends, perfection and harmony are restored in the town.
We loved Apes-a-go-go. Great to read aloud. great for getting children joining in with the Great Ape call. And great for encouraging talk and building vocabulary as you point out details in the illustrations,
[I was sent a copy of Apes-a-go-go by the publishers]
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