From the team who created the award-winning Good Night, Me comes this captivating picture book. Emma Quay’s delightful and warm illustrations of a family moving through their day bring to life all the funny and silly names we call our children: cheeky monkey, lucky duck, sweet pea, silly billy and more.
How Cheeky Monkey Came to be…
Cheeky Monkey came from one end or other of the kitchen bench.
‘My wife Jac and I were laughing about all the names people call their kids,’ Andrew says ‘the way some are cute and some are cuddly and some are plain ridiculous. Then Jac suggested it’d be a good idea for a book, because we could put all the names we use for our own kids, and the names our friends use for theirs, into one collection.
‘SIMPLE-but then, the pain… the narrative… the logic… And how would the pictures work? What should they look like? Would they be a girl or a boy? And would that be Mum or Dad with them- or both? And it went from being pretty simple to exhausting, especially for the illustrator, Emma. Having said that, the book is gorgeous, we’re all really happy with it and we’ve slipped in our favourite names as well!’