Friday, September 16, 2016

REVIEW of: Maxwell the Monkey Barber

Maxwell the Monkey Barber

by Cale Atkinson (Illustrator)





















Maxwell the monkey operates a barbershop, where he offers everything from a trim to a chop. He excels at helping his fellow animals look shipshape and feel their best, no matter how unruly their locks. Whatever the coiffure quandary, Maxwell is your monkey. He tames Baboon’s curls, styles Lion’s mane, and trims Bear’s beard, exclaiming each time: “Your hair’s the best I’ve seen today!”

All’s well until Elephant comes in, feeling sad because he has no hair. Can Maxwell help? Of course! After some careful thinking, he devises a solution to help even Elephant feel his best.

Cale Atkinson’s bright, cartoon-like digital illustrations beckon readers into Maxwell’s world in this playful tale. Rhyming text, speech bubbles, and a refrain make this story a fun read-aloud accessible to early readers. Full of personality and style, Maxwell has a genuine charm and enthusiasm for helping others that kids will find immediately contagious.

LEVELING
Grade Range: PreK–3
Fountas & Pinnell: J
Reading Recovery: 17
Lexile: AD 520L

COMMON CORE
L.1.1,1f,2,2a,2d,4,4a,5,5a,5d
RF.1.1,2,3,3a,3b,3f,4,4a,4b,4c
SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,4,5,6
W.1.1,3,5,6,8
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
Maxwell the Monkey Barber Book Trailer from cale atkinson on Vimeo.


My Review:
Maxwell the Monkey Barber was such a cute book! Watch the little clip and you will see what a cute little guy Maxwell is. All these animals go to Maxwell for a trim and maxwell is left with a HUGE pile of hair and has no clue what he is going to do with all his hair until a certain animal comes to see him about being cold because they don't have hair! I so recommend  this book to kids and adults to read to kids. I so give this a 5 stars our of 5 stars.
I received this as a Kindle download Free in exchange I post my honest opinion. 

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