Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins

From the Series Monkey with a Tool Belt

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Inspiration for the Netflix series Chico Bon Bon!

Clark’s baking project is not going as planned. Now gigantic maniac muffins are on the loose! To stop them, Chico Bon Bon needs a plan . . . and his tool belt, of course. With the right tools and some quick thinking, this crumbly disaster might just have a tasty solution!

“Monroe’s imaginative illustrations play with composition as well as perspective, offering detail-minded readers endless surprises. . . . A winner.”—Kirkus Reviews for Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem

Don’t miss Chico Bon Bon’s other adventures!
Monkey with a Tool Belt
Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem
Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Seaside Shenanigans

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV002020, JUV019000, JUV050000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183344
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Chris Monroe

Chris Monroe is an award-winning author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her picture books include Sneaky Sheep, Bug On a Bike and the Monkey With a Tool Belt series, which inspired the Netflix show Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt. Chris is also the author and illustrator of the comic strip Violet Days, which has been in print for more than 20 years. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.


School Library Journal

“With a plethora of details and powerful humor, this title will be a popular segue into STEM sessions. Expect an explosive storytime.”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Chico Bon Bon’s fourth picture book might be his funniest yet. . . . Monroe’s manic cartooning will have kids laughing from start to finish.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Monroe’s impish illustrations are busy with delightful touches . . . and her deadpan humor should please adults as well as kids. The silliness still feels fresh, even in Chico’s fourth outing.”—Kirkus Reviews