Chris Haughton, Maybe…, Walker Books Australia, March 2021, 40 pp., RRP $27.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781406385526
Maybe we could just look at the mangoes. That’d be okay, right?
The three curious monkeys are really craving a sweet, juicy mango down from the tree below. However, that’s tiger territory, and the monkeys were specifically instructed not to go down to the mango tree. With no tigers in sight, the cheeky monkeys do exactly what they were ordered not to do. Because who can resist the temptation of a succulent mango, right?
One thing leads to another and the monkeys find themselves in serious trouble with the tigers. Will they climb to safety in time?
Chris Haughton’s Maybe… is both suspenseful and amusing, taking little readers on an enthralling journey where they can get in touch with their mischievous side. The illustrations are vivid and evocative, keeping readers entertained with the monkeys’ trek to trouble.
Recommended for curious readers, ages 3+ and families willing to engage in the suspense of this story.
Reviewed by Olivia Sammut