Night Monkey, Day Monkey is one of Polly’s library books that she really enjoyed. It was written by Julia Donaldson of Gruffalo fame, and illustrated by Lucy Richards.
As per most of Julia Donaldson’s books, it has a lovely accessible rhythm and rhyme scheme. It tells the story of two monkeys – a nocturnal one and a diurnal one – and what happens when each shows the other their shared environment when they are usually sleeping. There are plenty of different creatures to spot and count, it seems pitched just right at Polly right now.
When we finished, she insisted on reading it again straight away, and then wanted to show it to her daddy. That is the sign of a good book!