Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend, Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship, devotion, and the importance of making your own luck. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of characters in this humorous and sweet story.
Claudia Boldt is a young German illustrator based in London. She attended the Glasgow School of Art and Kingston University, London. In 2008 she founded Cloud Cuckoo Studio with fellow illustrator Katharina Koall. Boldt won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. This is her third book for children.