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About The Book

Counting and dancing gohand in hand at Mambo Jamba's,

the place where hippos hokey-pokey and meerkats macarena

and ten little chimps do the

Cha -- Cha -- Cha

until Mama Chimps says,

"Time for bed!"

About The Author

Julia Durango resides in Ottawa, Illinois, where she wrote a weekly book review column for children. She is the mother of two sons and is the author of Dream Hop, illustrated by Jared Lee,  as well as Pest Fest, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. Her work also includes Go-Go Gorillas, a sequel to Cha-Cha Chimps, both illustrated by Eleanor Taylor and Dream Away, illustrated by Robert Goldstrom. Her first novel The Walls of Cartagena was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her most recent novel is entitled Sea of the Dead. She is a contributor the Three Silly Chicks blog and lives in Ottawa, Illinois.

About The Illustrator

Eleanor Taylor is the internationally beloved illustrator of numerous picture books, including Chicken in the Kitchen by Tony Johnston. Ellie and her husband live in London, England, with a son who isn't quite old enough to run around chattering like a monkey -- but maybe this book will change that.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2006)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689864568
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD650 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • WA Children's Choice Picture Book Award Master List
  • Georgia Children's Picture Book Award Finalist

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