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Our Official "Monkey See, Zebra Do: A Zoo Party" Press Release!

For: Shankman & O’Neill Children’s Books Release: At Will

Date: 2/26/20 Contact: Ed Shankman, 908.310.0857


“Monkey See Zebra Do” is the Latest Offering by Shankman & O’Neill

Verona, NJ—The award-winning team of author Ed Shankman and Illustrator Dave O’Neill have introduced their latest children’s book: Monkey See. Zebra Do. Like Shankman and O’Neill’s previous 10 offerings, Monkey See, Zebra Do is a rhyming picture book intended for children 2-7 years of age.

According to Shankman, the book is about a party during which the animals take turns playing host. “Each animal entertains the others in its own way,” Shankman said. “The kangaroo gives everyone a ride in its pouch. The monkey teaches them all to climb trees. The ostrich invites them all to bury their heads under the sand and serves them dinner there.”

O’Neill adds that the book has a deeper meaning. “It helps kids understand that we should value the things that make us who we are and appreciate those things in others,” he said.

Shankman agrees. “Ironically, the fact that we are each unique is one of the things that we all have in common,” he said.

Monkey See, Zebra Do closes with the following lines:

“I guess the truth is, when all’s said and done

Friendship is always the best part of fun.

Every beast has a name and its own favorite game

But look into our eyes and we’re all just the same.”

The most popular books by Shankman and O’Neill are I Met a Moose in Maine One Day, My Grandma Lives in Florida, and The Bourbon Street Band is Back. The duo has sold 175,000 books, and counting.

Monkey See Zebra Do, like all Shankman & O’Neill books, is available where books are sold.


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