In this jazzy countdown, a band of chimps sneaks out of bed and boogies on down to the local watering hole. One by one, each primate finds a partner and dances the night away—at least until Mama Chimp catches on and they have to cha-cha all the way back home! With its catchy refrain and dazzling assortment of animals, from jitterbugging lions to hippos who hokey-pokey, this book will have readers cha-chacha-ing every evening!
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.
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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2010)