MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER

Written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Owlkids Books 2016 - In stores August 9th

Maxwell the monkey operates a barbershop, where he offers everything from a trim to a chop. He excels at helping his fellow animals look shipshape and feel their best, no matter how unruly their locks. Whatever the coiffure quandary, Maxwell is your monkey. He tames Baboon’s curls, styles Lion’s mane, and trims Bear’s beard, exclaiming each time: “Your hair’s the best I’ve seen today!”

All’s well until Elephant comes in, feeling sad because he has no hair. Can Maxwell help? Of course! After some careful thinking, he devises a solution to help even Elephant feel his best.

KIRKUS REVIEWS:
"The bright, colorful illustrations are full of action and expressive animals... Fun for a jungle or a hairy storytime or as bibliotherapy for tots scared of the barber."
QUILL AND QUIRE:
"The exaggerated facial expressions of the characters convey great emotion... Preschoolers and kindergarteners will certainly enjoy [this book's] exuberance."