Funny Faces Charlie Monkey (Funny Faces)
by Roger Priddy
Ideal for babies and toddlers
Wacky characters and funny rhymes
Touch and feel, light and sound
Board book, 24 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Priddy Books
(first published May 2nd 2006)
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On the surface a very simple story, but there is something melancholy at work in this tale of the friends of Charlie Monkey. We see them completely engaged in their own lives--swimming in the river, eating lunch, taking a dip in the lake. But Charlie himself is completely absent. Are these so-called friends friends at all? It's a profound comment on contemporary isolation. Also, the last page lights up and makes a buzzing noise when you open to it!
Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualification—in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in children’s books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. Priddy became Creative Director of DK’s Children’s Division and...moreMore about Roger Priddy...