Chris Haughton

Monkeys, tigers, and mangoes – this is a delicious book to read aloud with a class. Chris Haughton’s latest book Maybe… is a lyrical romp through the decisions young children can make when warned not to do something.

Three young monkeys are left alone and told not to go down to the mango tree as tigers are about. Using patterns and repetition that children will love to join in with, and visually interesting text that’s printed both horizontally and vertically, the monkeys venture down from their tree all the time debating the big question – “what if?”. 

This is a fun, fast-paced tale that is at heart about learning by doing. It would be excellent to use as an opening to a class discussion.

Published by Chris Haughton

Perfect to read aloud

Reviewed by Justine Daniels