Monkey Bedtime

Alex English
Illustrated by Pauline Gregory

How are you supposed to get ready for bed when there are a growing number of monkeys who just won’t stop messing around?

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Suddenly I heard an EEK, a TAP TAP on the pane.
A tiny little monkey face was peering through the rain.
I’m sure my mom won’t mind, I thought. He’s really very small.
One tiny pygmy marmoset could do no harm at all. . .

When a little boy lets a monkey in through his window, he doesn’t expect it to bring all its friends!

But when he is followed by six red-handed howlers, six macaques, ten capuchins and two great big baboons there’s going to be trouble! Surely mum will notice the banana skins, the toothpaste, the handprints on the walls . . .

Will he ever get to bed with all this monkeying around?

Alex’s hilarious rhyming text matched with Pauline’s expressive illustrations makes for the perfect bedtime read!


BiographyAlex grew up in Hampshire with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book. After a maths degree and a few years wrangling spreadsheets, she decided to revisit her first love – children’s books. She hasn’t looked back since. Alex graduated with distinction from the Bath Spa University MA in Writing for Young People in 2018. Her…

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