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Dessert Island



written and illustrated by
Ben Zhu

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250763303
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JLG Category

Kindergarten Plus

An irresistable picture book about sharing and caring.

Monkey and Fox are each stranded on an island, but their situations couldn't be more different. Monkey's island is a dessert island, made of chocolate, fruit, and other delicious things. Fox's island is a desert island, made of dirt, rocks, and sand.

But as time goes on, their fortunes gradually flip, and Monkey and Fox come together to learn that no animal is an island.

This wonderfully layered story has themes of consumption and conservation at its center, and wraps up with a sweet and satisfying ending.Full-color illustrations created with acrylic and colored pencil, with minor editing in Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Islands. Monkeys. Foxes. Sharing. Caring. Conservation of natural resources. Cake. Points of view. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–This picture-book debut blends poignant themes of sharing and selflessness. In this sweet and simple tale, Monkey and Fox find themselves in somewhat similar settings with very different challenges. Both are alone and surrounded by water, but Monkey is lucky to be on a floating island made of delicious desserts. Fox, meanwhile, is hungry and alone on a desert island. However, as their circumstances evolve, Monkey finds his predicament steadily worsening, while Fox’s improves immensely; Monkey’s island fractures as a result of his eating it as well as a powerful thunderstorm, whereas Fox uses the rain to cultivate crops. The story’s climax, unfolding across a number of double-page spreads, relates a beautiful and universal message of kindness and community. Zhu employs an expert use of parallelism throughout the story, with minimal text and alternating spreads depicting the contrast and eventual union of the animals’ circumstances. VERDICT Discussion opportunities abound in this exceptional addition to most collections.–Olivia Gorecke, Cape May Cty. Lib., Ocean View, NJ

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–This picture-book debut blends poignant themes of sharing and selflessness. In this sweet and simple tale, Monkey and Fox find themselves in somewhat similar settings with very different challenges. Both are alone and surrounded by water, but Monkey is lucky to be on a floating island made of delicious desserts. Fox, meanwhile, is hungry and alone on a desert island. However, as their circumstances evolve, Monkey finds his predicament steadily worsening, while Fox’s improves immensely; Monkey’s island fractures as a result of his eating it as well as a powerful thunderstorm, whereas Fox uses the rain to cultivate crops. The story’s climax, unfolding across a number of double-page spreads, relates a beautiful and universal message of kindness and community. Zhu employs an expert use of parallelism throughout the story, with minimal text and alternating spreads depicting the contrast and eventual union of the animals’ circumstances. VERDICT Discussion opportunities abound in this exceptional addition to most collections.–Olivia Gorecke, Cape May Cty. Lib., Ocean View, NJ

Grades PreK-K
Kindergarten Plus
For Grades PreK-K

Filled with concept books and simple stories, this is an ideal category for youngsters who enjoy reading by themselves and following narratives through pictures. Vivid illustrations are an integral part of each book. Get 12 books per year filled with exceptional illustrations.

14 books per Year
$228.20 per Year
Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Fiction,Nonfiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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