When the old sea turtle wakes up, he tells the monkeys about being so distracted by an enormous ship that he hit his head on its hull. The monkeys gasp, imagining how big the ship must have been.
With the daily lives we used to take for granted being taken from us all over the world, these island monkeys appear all the more precious for the way they value the everyday routines of their easygoing lives. Also appealing are their readiness to “wait” instead of hurrying people to act, and their wild imaginings when the sea turtle speaks. This picture book is filled with fun illustrations, and is a reminder of things we have forgotten today in our constant pursuit of novelty, profit, and change. (SY)
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