Cuddle Monkey by Blake Liliane Hellman, illustrated by Chat Otis. PICTURE BOOK. Caitlyn Dlouhy (Simon & Schuster), 2020. $18. 9781534431171
BUYING ADVISORY: PRE-K - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
A little monkey who loves to cuddle waits all day until his mom and dad are free to get the cuddles he really wants. During the day he tries to be patient and even tries to cuddle other things: a puddle, stuffed animals, etc.
Lewis is a cute monkey and little readers who also like to cuddle will enjoy this simple story. There isn’t a lot of complexity to this story and that might make it a little boring for some readers, but there is charm in its simplicity.
Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher