Night Monkey, Day Monkey

This beautiful gift box set includes the picture book and true-to-character plush toys of Night Monkey and Day Monkey.

Julia Donaldson’s enchanting picture book story is about two monkeys who are as different as night and day. Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other’s opposite worlds, they learn a lot. And they also learn to be the best of friends.

One of the finest rhyming picture book stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Gruffaloand What The Ladybird Heard, and beautifully illustrated by Lucy Richards.

Beautiful plush toys of both monkeys accompany the book. They can be used separately
and can also hold hands as the characters do in the picture book. This story is perfect for story-led play, children can re-enact the adventures as they learn about the difference between dark and light.

Book Details

  • Publication Date: 41892
  • Format: Children's & Novelty
  • Number Of Pages: 32
  • Author: #N/A


  • Attention to Detail8/10
  • Writing Style9/10
  • Good entertainment factor10/10
  • Value8/10
  • Readability10/10
  • 9/10


    Ideal bedtime reading.


Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain's favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2014.

Julia Donaldson's most recent books with Axel Scheffler include Superworm (2012), Highway Rat (2011), Tabby McTat (2010), Stick Man (2009) and Tiddler (2008).

Julia Donaldson has also published work with David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Emily Gravett, Rebecca Cobb, and Lydia Monks. Her collaboration with Lydia Monks began in 2003, with the first collection of Princess Mirror-Belle stories.

The fabulously glittery Sugarlump and the Unicorn is their sixth, and most recent, picture book collaboration.

She also writes poems, plays, songs and fiction for older children and, together with her husband Malcolm, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world.

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