What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED!: Pre-1997 Childrens book about a monkey that finds a knife [s]

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message 1: by Kitte (new)

Kitte  | 5 comments My daughter is trying to locate a childrens' book we had when she was little. It was about a clever little monkey who finds a knife and shaves his face with it. He is funny looking after that and so he hides out. He uses the knife to skin a fish and eat it and has some other adventures with food, one of the foods is coffee. It had wonderful illustrations.


message 2: by Joann (new)

Joann Manky Monkey by Jeanne Willis?


message 3: by Kitte (new)

Kitte  | 5 comments Thanks for your guesses! Unfortunately, neither of these is it.


message 4: by Cathy (last edited May 03, 2011 07:54AM) (new)

Cathy (lltoo) | 143 comments Is it The Monkey's Whiskers: A Brazilian Folktale by Anne Rockwell? Here's a description I found on a blog: "The Monkey's Whiskers is a folk tale about a naughty little monkey who loses his whiskers and makes the barber give him his barber's knife when they cannot be re-attached. He then makes bad deals with other characters in the book that all result in an unwanted end for the monkey. It is a most unusual folk tale with a moral." (http://guitartists.blogspot.com/2005/...)

This page has a flannelboard story with a list of all the pieces included, and there is a fish and coffee tree. http://southcentralflannelboardfactor...

Finally, this page has a rewritten version of that story: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/...


message 5: by Kitte (new)

Kitte  | 5 comments YES! That's it! Thank you so much!!!


message 6: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (lltoo) | 143 comments You're very welcome! It turns out I have this book but couldn't locate it to look inside. :)


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