Written By Gita Wolf, Illustrated By Swarna Chitrakar
Monkey Photo by Gita Wolf and illustrated by artist Swarna Chitrakar is another example of unique Indian folk art, this time the patua (Bengali folk style) from Bengal is showcased. The layers of stripes and dots and curls make the animals look exotic and fanciful, and my kids wanted me to read very s-l-o-w-l-y so they could pour over the illustrations.
This is a silly story of a monkey who is tired of being photographed by tourists. He grabs the camera, and begins to snap pictures of his other animal friends in the jungle. My son (4) says “I would call the police if he stole my camera!”
-Becky Morales, Kid World Citizen (www.kidworldcitizen.org).
Monkey lives in a jungle that tourists love to visit. But he’s getting tired of them taking pictures of him all the time—especially since he never gets to see the results! So he decides to help himself to a camera and swing around the jungle, surprising friends and foes . . .
Here, Mr Monkey
Illustrated by Swarna Chitrakar in the brilliant Patua style of folk art from Bengal, and featuring verse by Gita Wolf, Monkey Photo records jungle life at its hilarious best.
A unique "jungle" art gallery featuring portraits of animals caught off-guard, this is a show that is sure to delight young readers.