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Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry too for Monkey Will clever Monkey come up with a way to get the mangoes "and" escape Crocodile's sharp teeth? The Caldecott-winning artistandace storyteller Gerald McDermott brings the vibrant colors of India to this telling of aclassic trickster tale.
About the Author
GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustratorof books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, hebegan his career asan animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com"