Monkey Madness

Anna Wilson

Ages 7 to 11
30 January 2014
224 pages


Felix is going on safari! He cannot believe his luck when Dad announces he is going on a business trip to Africa and is going to take the family too. Flo, Felix’s best friend in the whole world is FURIOUS that Felix is going to see so many amazing animals without her. In order for Felix to prove his friendship, she sets him a horribly difficult task: to bring her back a BABY MONKEY!

Once in Africa, Felix makes a new friend called Mo, who really reminds him of someone, yet he can’t think who. With her brilliant knowledge of African wildlife, Mo will definitely be able to help Felix catch a baby monkey and win back Flo’s friendship. After all, when surrounded by amazing animals the middle of the wilderness, what could possibly go wrong?

There's plenty of humour in this enjoyable story. I love the line drawings which really capture the spirit of the book - encourage your child to spot the different creatures and to talk about what the pictures show of African life
No-one does animal magic better than Anna Wilson, author of a what seems like a library of children's books featuring a whole host of four-legged friends. From the Puppy Love and Kitten Kaboodle books to the ever-popular Pooch Parlour series, Wilson seems to have a gift for words and a wonderful way with animals.
This is a brilliant, hilarious book that had me laughing out loud in places. It has also made me really want to go on safari again. Highly recommended. 5 stars.