Maxwell the Monkey Barber ( Ages 2 to 5 )
By ; Cale Atkinson
Publisher ; Owlkids ( August 2016 )
The story of Maxwell, the talented, big-hearted jungle barber, is a sparkling and fast paced romping rhyme. The eye catching illustrations of the book and it`s exciting line-up of events are capable of attracting the young readers easily. The enthusiastic and cute little monkey "Max" has all the potential to come back to his fans in the future, as kids without doubt will fall in love with this "monkey barber".
Maxwell waits for his friends to arrive at his barber shop. A baboon comes first to get his tangled-up curls snipped off, and to release his friends trapped within. Next comes a lion with a wild mane and the clever monkey clips it off to the satisfaction of the lion.Then a bear, who`s followed by a bald headed elephant. The elephant is miserable about not having hair and Maxwell promises to help him. "Come back tomorrow right at three. I`ll think of something just wait and see"
After many hours of careful thought Maxwell knows exactly what to do. He creates a beautiful wig with multicolored hair - a new trend in the jungle! And he never sends off a customer without his brightening lines;
"And before you go I might say, Your hair`s the best I`ve seen today"
Maxwell`s cheerful personality is well suited for children. His complimenting words and generous nature are tonic for them. Atkinson`s adorable illustrations and rhyming lines will ensure that the kids will cherish this tale.
( With many thanks to Owlkids Books and NetGally for the ARC )