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There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen

by Sheree Fitch
illustrated by Sydney Smith

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list price: $19.95
also available: eBook
published: 2011
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen (A Sheree Fitch Classic)

Willa Wellowby’s house has been overrun by monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and apes. They are climbing, dancing, playing the bagpipes and causing mayhem all over the house and they won’t leave. When Willa calls in the RCMP, FBI and Scotland Yard, she’s in for a shock! Originally published in 1992, by Doubleday Canada with illustration by Marc Mongeau (Our Choice 1992).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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  • Winner, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration
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Willa Wellowby's house has been overrun by monkeys. They?re ballet dancing, playing the bagpipes, listening to the Beatles, and causing mayhem and destruction all over the house and yard. And the more Willa asks them to leave, the more havoc they wreak. She calls the police, the RCMP, the FBI, and Scotland Yard to get rid of these monkeys?but when the Mounties finally show up, it's Willa who's in trouble! First published in 1992, There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen won the Canadian Children's Book Centre Mr. Christie Award for Best Canadian Children's book, ages 8 and under. With hilarious new award-winning illustrations by Sydney Smith and Sheree Fitch's zany rhymes, this edition will introduce the bestselling book to a whole new generation.

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About the Authors

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy As It Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

Visit her at: shereefitch.com

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