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Cuddle Monkey

Written by Blake Liliane Hellman and illustrated by Chad Otis
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What's Cuddle Monkey About

Publisher Summary

A little monkey looks for the perfect cuddle while his parents are busy with his new baby brother in this insanely adorable picture book about learning to be an older sibling.

Lewis loves to cuddle. But ever since his baby brother Owen was born, cuddle time with his mom and dad has been in short supply. Lewis, however, remains undaunted! He wants his cuddles! So:

He cuddles his favorite book. He cuddles his stuffed animals, Hedwig, Lamby, and Monster Dude. He even cuddles a puddle, just because it rhymes!

But cuddling the bus driver turns out to be a little dangerous. Cuddling at dinner is too messy. And cuddling Owen is wiggly and squiggly. Then Lewis finds that a cuddle doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be just the cuddle you need.

What Kind of Book is Cuddle Monkey

Quotes from Cuddle Monkey

  • "He curled up to his favorite book. And some bananas."
  • "He waited for at least seventeen seconds. *Now it must be cuddle time,* Lewis thought."

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Lewis has quite the collection of stuffed animal friends that he tries to snuggle when looking for cuddles. Which of his stuffed animals would you most like to snuggle with?

  • Lewis tries cuddling all sorts of things and people during his day. Out of all of different things he tries, which did you find the funniest?

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Who Wrote Cuddle Monkey

author
Blake Liliane Hellman

Blessed, or perhaps cursed, with an extraordinary sense of smell, Blake Liliane Hellman has always enjoyed sniffing out a mystery. Whether that means discerning leather from pleather or which coworker had garlic for lunch, her nose is on the case! She lives with her nice-smelling family and a rather stinky cat in Seattle, Washington. Something Smells! is her first picture book.

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Who Illustrated Cuddle Monkey

illustrator
Chad Otis

Chad Otis has a BFA in design from the University of Washington School of Art. Although he’s been working with the likes of Penguin Random House Digital, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Online for over twenty-five years as an animator, illustrator, and creative director. Cuddle Monkey is his picture book debut.

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Blake Liliane Hellman's Book Dedication

TO STEVE

Chad Otis's Book Dedication

FOR MY TWO CUDDLE MONKEYS, CATHY AND CHARLIE

What Do Critics Say About Cuddle Monkey

  • Kirkus Reviews

    “By the time Lewis finally gets a bedtime cuddle from his parents, storytelling rather than ideology may trip up readers: Why was a quick hug so hard to come by earlier in the day? Poor Lewis! Not a sure pick to cuddle up with.”

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  • Publishers Weekly

    “Hellman . . . writes . . . the message that being in a family means sometimes having to wait for what you want—but not forever.”

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1534431179
ISBN 13:
9781534431171
Publication Date:
January 7, 2020
Text Details:
The text for this book was set in Futuramano.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book were rendered in pencil, ink, and digital paint.