It’s a spider monkey’s birthday and every animal in the rainforest is invited to her party. But that means there’s some seriously speedy planning needed to make sure it’s a celebration to remember. Monkey rushes through the jungle to get the special cake, funky band, and colorful decorations she needs, but nothing seems to be going right. That’s until she meets a super-chilled sloth, who teaches her how to slow down and really look at, listen to, and experience the vivid world around her in a much more mindful manner. The rhyming text, set to a jumping, jungle beat, is written by Jess French, TV presenter, vet and conservationist, and is brought to life with beautiful illustrations by picture book talent, Eefje Kuijl. This colorful picture book also includes a charming info-spread on the animals featured and mindful tips for parents and children.
About the Author
Jess French is a vet, conservationist, and star presenter of the CBeebies show, Minibeast Adventures. She is the recipient of the Jane Goodall Global Youth Leadership award for her work teaching children about environmental issues. Eefje Kuijl graduated from the HKU (School of the Arts Utrecht) in 2002, and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since. She makes bright and colorful illustrations for books, children's magazines and much more. She has worked for a variety of publishers internationally, including Scholastic (US), Clavis (Belgium), Uitgeverji Moon and Caro for Kids (Netherlands), and many more.