18 September 2015

{Children's Book Review} Apes A-Go-Go by Roman Milisic

By: Me My Shelf And I | 18 September 2015 at 12:19 AM | | | | |

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Apes A-Go-Go
Author: Roman Milisic
Illustrated By: A. Richard Allen
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Release Date: July 14th, 2015

When the mayor of a very tidy town notices a single flower out of place, Fussy Great Ape helpfully offers to fix it...but he demolishes the rest of the flowerbed in the process. He doesn't want the mayor to worry. He sounds off the ape call to action--"Bogo! Pogo! Apes-A-Go-Go!"—and Mucky Great Ape turns up to replant the flowers. Now the flowers look lovely…but now the entire town is covered in dirt!

Well, it’s clear what this problem calls for. More apes!
These eager apes have the best intentions, but they’re heaping disaster upon disaster. Can they work together to return this town to its formerly tidy glory?

What a perfectly adorable story that tells children how not everything you do, turns out the way you hoped – even when you are just trying to help. I love the way the Great Apes called each other: Bogo!Pogo! Apes A-Go-Go! and how in the end the moral is that there's more to live than a tidy city contest and everything being perfect – that sharing warm cake and good friends are what matters most.

Children's books always have a moral, and some are more straight forward than others, this one really gets to the point in an perfect way. My kids loved the illustrations, the different Apes that "help " along the way, and most of all realizing that not everything has to be perfect.

This one is a must own!

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