Maggie's Monkeys 07/27/12
I'm a little sad as I post my review of Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells. While looking up reviews to link to I can across the obituary for the author. She passed away last fall after a fight with breast cancer. You can read a tribute to her written by Heather Henson.
Maggie's Monkeys celebrates imagination and family. One day Maggie proclaims that there are pink monkeys living in the family refrigerator. Her brother doesn't believe it and is baffled when their parents play along.
As a parent I've had to welcome monsters into the house and chase other monsters out. There was a particularly mean one who used to live in my son's clock. Later he had an entire city of monsters!
After weeks of Maggie protecting the monkeys in the fridge, big brother is put on the spot when his friends are over for a play date. Imagine for him how embarrassing it must be to have his sister going on about monkeys in the fridge! The charm of this book hangs on his reaction. Give it a read to see what he does!