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Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
  Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Tate Publishing (first published March 1st 2013)
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Stephanie Croaning
May 31, 2014 Stephanie Croaning rated it did not like it
Melvin really isn't the "unluckiest" monkey in the world, he's just the least grateful and whiniest. He has a great friend in Pete the penguin, who is always trying to lift up his spirits and points out the good in Melvin's life, but Melvin doesn't recognize that friendship until Pete buys him bananas. It's tough to like a book when you don't like the main character at all! Pete is actually a very cute character, but there were times I didn't understand the illustrations -- a pig race in the ...more
Charlotte Peters
Apr 21, 2014 Charlotte Peters rated it really liked it
This is a story of a monkey who believes he is the unluckiest monkey in the world, a series of bad events happen to him. However he begins to realise these do not matter as his friendship to the penguin makes him the luckiest monkey ever.

A great story to tell young children to show the value of friendship, and could be a nice PSHE lesson, you could start with the story and ask them to list different things they like about their friends, or get them to think about what makes a good friend. Also i
Aug 30, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. The title caught my eye because I have a son that acts just like Melvin a lot of the time. I think it is a great illustration of exaggerated 'finding stuff wrong' and whining, and I read it with two of my sons (9 and 7) when they came home saying they had the worst day ever, and it turned their moods around.
Melvin is a very odd looking monkey. He might be a monkey bear hybrid. He has no bananas and so thinks he is unlucky. His friends don't help much and it's just an overly long blah of a book.

It also looks a bit too similar to Oliver Jeffers' style for my taste.
Jan 18, 2014 Polly rated it liked it
A cute idea, but I do not find this a very attractive book. And Melvin could just as easily be a bear as a monkey.
Dimity Powell
May 09, 2016 Dimity Powell rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
Melvin is a bit of a drag and suffers from serious self-persecution syndrome but Pete the Penguin sticks by him despite his woebegone demeanor. Cute line drawing illustrations.
Clare Cannon
The story of a whiney monkey who believes himself to be unlucky until he is helped by a friend to see that things are not so bad after all.
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Michelle Gray
I just liked this one okay. It seemed very choppy.
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