How do you shake off a bad mood? Try climbing up the Monkey Walk! On that unpredictable path, you might meet a mischievous (and kind of hairy) stranger. You might go on ridiculous missions. You might even make friends where you least anticipate doing so. It’s a visit to the zoo like no other in Colleen Madden’s zany, wholly delightful tale of a big sister whose sour mood is turned around by helping others in an unforeseen way.
The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.