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Monkey Mo goes to sea / Diane Goode.

Goode, Diane. (Author).
Book Book (c2002.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, c2002.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 0439266815 :
Summary: A good deed justifies the presence of Bertie's monkey Mo on a boat.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 March 2002
    /*Starred Review*/ Ages 3-6. Bertie's grandfather, the captain of a luxury liner, invites Bertie and his monkey, Mo, to come aboard for lunch. Mo is instructed to act like a gentleman, so once on the ship, he picks a gentleman in a white suit, slouch hat, and yellow scarf to imitate. Punctuated by the line, "Monkey see, monkey do," the story follows Mo as he tries to act like a gentleman. His valiant efforts hysterically degenerate after he makes conversation while swinging from a chandelier and dancing on passengers' heads. Mo is banished, but when "his gentleman" falls overboard, Mo follows and becomes a hero by saving him. Like many of Goode's picture books, it's the art that catches the eye, but this well-structured book has a sly story that's as strong as the illustrations. Set against foam-white pages, bordered in custard and blue, the illustrations are as buoyant as the waves, capturing both Mo and his gentleman from different angles that give the pictures as much movement as the hijinks do. The 1920s setting adds flair, and the mannered passengers make perfect foils for the mischievous monkey. ((Reviewed March 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 February #4
    Adhering to the philosophy "monkey see, monkey do" lands monkey Mo in the spotlight in this cheerful picture book. Young Bertie and his pet, Mo, are thrilled to receive an invitation to lunch aboard the Blue Star, the luxury liner captained by Bertie's grandfather. Told to behave "like a gentleman," Mo mimics a foppish male passenger and achieves less than admirable results. But when the gentleman falls overboard, Mo's penchant for follow-the-leader allows him to save the man's life. Goode's (Tiger Trouble!) entertaining if slight story evokes an elegant, long-ago era. She makes a bit of an artistic departure here, adding plentiful ink hatchwork to her vibrant watercolor compositions. Not only does this element intensify the period setting, but the resulting texture enhances architectural elements of the ship and makes the nattily attired characters pop off the pages. Unfortunately, when the technique is used on the faces of African-American figures, the ink lines become distracting and disconcerting. Ages 3-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 March
    PreS-Gr 2-"Curious George visits the Titanic" is an abbreviated synopsis of the content and ambience of this delightful period piece. Bertie, a boy, and Mo, his pet monkey, receive an invitation from the child's grandfather to come to lunch aboard the luxury liner Blue Star. At the bottom of the page is the postscript: "Tell Mo to act like a gentleman." At first, all goes well, but things go awry in the dining hall and ballrooms. Rather than engendering goodwill, Mo's attempts to ingratiate himself infuriate the passengers. Just like his mischievous literary predecessor, the monkey manages to redeem himself by the end of the story. Cartoon illustrations of the characters and the shipboard setting contain many interesting period details seemingly from the 1920s or '30s. The formality of the ocean-liner setting juxtaposed against the comical antics of the monkey makes for good farce. Mo will endear himself to youngsters as they will recognize so much of themselves in his well-intentioned, impish behavior.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Citation:

Goode, Diane. "Monkey Mo goes to sea." New York : Blue Sky Press, 2002.

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