Stephanie Barrett, Taryn Dufault
(, Dec. 18, 2012)
Get Mixed Up In Some Monkey Business With Alfie And Stanley!Alfie has never liked bananas very much, and he has never been very good at climbing trees--but all of that changes one day when he eats a very special peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch. Suddenly bananas are Alfie's favorite food, and his arms feel strong and springy--like he could climb any tree in the whole wide world ... Before long, Alfie finds that his kitchen has transformed into a lush tropical jungle filled with some unexpected new friends--monkeys! As Alfie spends time with his new friends, he learns that monkeys are extremely hardworking, and that there are a lot of jobs that a monkey does better than anybody else. For instance, nobody picks coconuts from the tops of the twirly-whirly trees faster than a monkey. Nobody paints a house faster either. And of course, nobody is more qualified to test out a new set of monkey bars than a monkey himself. To top it all off, nobody else will do the work for the very fair price of just a few ripe bananas.But monkeys have one other extra special skill, a skill so amazing that you have to see it to believe it. So, when Alfie and his furry friends see a flyer for an 'Amazing Feats Contest' they know just what to do. Will it be enough to win the contest and earn the prize? Join Alfie in his next Sandwich Series adventure and find out!A Fun Project Brings Alfie And Stanley To Life!What if you could sit down and write a real letter to your favorite children's book character? Well, at the end of Monkey Business, you can do just that ... you might even get something in return! This is a great project to do with your child or grandchild ... and imagine their delight when they actually hear back from Alfie and Stanley! After all, it's not every day you get mail from a monkey ...About The AuthorWhen Stephanie Barrett was a child she didn't walk around with a security blanket or a stuffed animal; instead she walked around with a copy of Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever. It might not have been as warm and fuzzy, but it more than made up for it with wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations.Before long she began to scribble stories of her very own onto construction paper and legal pads. Her love affair with children's books has continued ever since, and she absolutely loves being able to share her books with children of all ages. She lives in central Florida with her husband, dog, and cat.