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Monkey on the Run

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published 2019 by Gecko Press
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Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een oblong prentenboek voor de jonge kijklezers wil ik even delen. Verrassend leuk.

Vader en zoon aap zijn onderweg.
Het is druk. Er is file.
Zoontje is ongeduldig - of beter: nieuwsgierig. Hij gaat via allerlei voertuigen en inzittende dieren naar het begin van deze fantasievolle rij vervoersmiddelen vol met ontdekkingen.

Kleurrijk, verrassend, met humor, gedetailleerd - de octobus, de ambulance of de stoomlocomotief, er is zóveel te zien en te ontdekken!

Om steeds opnieuw op te pakken en nieuwe
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
I love this book!
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een ontzettend leuk prentenboek zonder tekst voor peuters en kleuters. Papa aap en kleine Aap zijn onderweg, maar kleine Aap besluit vast vooruit te gaan. Veel verschillende soorten auto’s en dieren en iedereen lijkt onderweg nog wat anders te doen.
Voor het een kind een zeer leuk boek, omdat het kind zelf een verhaal erbij kan verzinnen. Een goed boek voor de fantasie van het kind.
Een prentenboek heeft dus niet per se tekst nodig als er mooie en grappige illustraties zijn die genoeg kunnen
Edward Sullivan
Wonderfully detailed illustrations in this zany, wordless story about a determined monkey not letting a traffuic jam keep him from getting home. Originally published in The Netherlands.
Jean Lee
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been pleasantly surprised by this wordless picture book by Leo Timmers, an author-illustrator published in the Netherlands. Sometimes picture books can go by very fast when you're "reading" them to children. Or, if you want to linger over the artwork while your children clamor for you to "turn the page," you have to invent a narrative to hold their interest.

Not so with Monkey on the Run .

We sat and poured over each page for a good long while, longer than, dare I say, picture books with
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
In this wordless picture book, Papa Monkey and his little monkey are heading home from school in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The two of them are aboard his banana-cycle with a sidecar for little monkey. But from the beginning, the little one is engaging with the other vehicles along the way. He leaps on to a firetruck that is fighting a fire on another vehicle while driving. He takes a piece of cake from a royal car with a mobile kitchen and waiters. He munches the cake in the crow’s nest of a ...more
Youngsters will need to read this wordless picture book a couple of times to understand what's happening, but after they do so, they will enjoy it quite a lot. A monkey is traveling home or perhaps to a birthday party in a sidecar. But a traffic jam causes him to have to enlist Herculean efforts and creative thinking in order to reach his ultimate destination. Youngsters will get a kick out of seeing him clamor over vehicles and pass by various animal drivers and passengers on his journey. The ...more
Juf Yvon
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boekenbingo-2019
Grappig boek zonder tekst voor jonge kinderen over een aap die bij zijn vader achter in de auto zit. Er is een lange file en het aapje springt steeds op een auto of wagen die ervoor rijdt. Alle soorten winkels e.d. die je in een stad tegenkomt rijden nu over de bladzijdes heen. Je kunt op elke bladzijde het aapje terugvinden. Steeds zie je hierin ook iets terug wat op de vorige bladzijde te zien was. Bijv. het bolletje ijs dat het aapje aan het eten was. Uiteindelijk beland het aapje weer in ...more
Sandy Brehl
This worlds beauty is an international hit, with good reasons. Little monkey and his pop head out in their banana-themed vehicle, launching a journey of a thousand smiles, clues, visual narratives, animal encounters, ecosystems, and other intriguing investigations that could take a child (or adult) countless repetitions to discover. Little monkey's opening escape is moe than just monkeying around, with an adventure on every page, surprises in even the tiniest details (even font choices and ...more
Took me a couple runs to get what was going on. The richly colored and detailed art grabs your attention to such a degree that you realize partway in you don't know what the story is supposed to be. And when you discover it, and how Timmers weaves the narrative from spread to spread, leaving clues that enhance and explain the events within the spreads, you will be utterly delighted.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A monkey dad and his child get caught in a terrible traffic jam - but no worries! The little monkey scampers out and finds a way.

I absolutely loved this book! No one does crazy vehicles like Leo Timmers ;-)
Amanda Brooke
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great gazing book that promotes eye movement from left to right. I would recommend this book as a shower gift for a baby or any pre-literate birthday. Older readers will enjoy it for it's humor. I suspect if I spent more time with it, I would find for value in it. Either way I enjoyed it.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
To us, this book was a cute and wordless look & find. That little mischevious monkey went just about everywhere through the traffic to get a present for momma monkey. How sweet! There's alot going on in the illustrations but they are all so detailed.
There is a LOT going on in the illustrations of this wordless book. Take your time, make up your own story.
Mathilde / Ikvindlezenleuk
Lees mijn recensie op Ikvindlezenleuk:
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bold beautiful illustrations make this a standout picture book. Kids will love looking for monkey in each scene and wondering where he’ll pop up next.
Lynne Marie
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this five stars because it is one of the very few wordless picture books that I really enjoyed. So fun and will keep little ones engaged for pages and pages!
Prentenboek zonder tekst waarbij je de kinderen het verhaal van het aapje kunt laten vertellen.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly fun and whimsical artwork in this wordless book. So entertaining!
Veronique Pauwels
Prentenboek zonder woorden. Prachtige tekeningen die je loodsen tot aan de laatste bladzijde ! Om dan nog eens te herbeginnen... ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s, wordless
A lot to see, explore and talk about, but no words.
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-kids
Garion loves this book. Only one word in it, but tons of fun pictures to look at and talk about. It was great fun making observations with him about the different characters. Colorful and whimsical.
Jun 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-new
Jürgen Peeters
Mijn recensie van 'Aap op straat' verscheen op 'Cutting Edge'
Debby Baumgartner
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Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium. Trained in Graphic Design he began to illustrate Children’s books. Gradually he started writing stories himself. In 2000 he received a Bookfeather Award for his illustrations in 'Happy with me'. He won the annual Children’s and Youth jury Award in both 2005 with ‘Just in time’ (written by Bart Demyttenaere) and 2006 with ‘Supermouse’.In 2007 he won with ...more