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Alex English & Pauline Gregory

Alex and Pauline are the author and illustrator of Monkey Bedtime a cheeky, funny book about monkeying around at bedtime – with actual monkeys!

Alex grew up in Hampshire with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book. After a maths degree and a few years wrangling spreadsheets, she decided to revisit her first love – children’s books. She hasn’t looked back since. Alex graduated with distinction from the Bath Spa University MA in Writing for Young People in 2018. Her picture books have been short-listed for the Dundee Picture Book Award, chosen by BookTrust as part of their Bookstart Corner programme and selected by The Reading Agency for the Summer Reading Challenge. She lives just outside Paris with her husband, two sons and a gardenful of chirruping toads.

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Pauline is a Devon based illustrator, living by the sea.  She specialises in children’s literature.  Following her passion, Pauline graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a First Class Honours, BA in illustration. She takes inspiration from the funny and endearing things animals and people do everyday as well as the superb imagination that children have. Pauline works with traditional materials to create quirky illustrations with humour and charm.

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Monkey Bedtime

A cheeky, funny book about monkeying around at bedtime – with actual monkeys!

Suddenly I heard an EEK, a TAP TAP on the pane.
A tiny little monkey face was peering through the rain.
I’m sure my mum won’t mind, I thought. He’s really very small.
One tiny pygmy marmoset could do no harm at all . . .

When a little boy lets a monkey in through his window, he doesn’t expect it to bring all its fiends! But when he is followed by six red-handed howlers, six macaques, ten capuchins and two great big baboons there’s going to be trouble!

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