The Lerner Podcast

Catching Up Again with Chris Monroe

August 25, 2020 Lerner Books Season 1 Episode 21
The Lerner Podcast
Catching Up Again with Chris Monroe
Show Notes

Chris Monroe is back on the Lerner Podcast! We last spoke in April, about how Chico Bon Bon's book and Netflix series came to be. Now she's back, talking about the latest picture book, Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off, out this month.

Oh no, the Moon Malt machine at the Superstar Space Station and Snack Bar is broken! The ever-resourceful Chico Bon Bon and his trusty sidekick Clark the elephant ZOOM to the rescue. While working on the malfunctioning Moon Malt machine, they discover myriad other things in need of fixing, including a hatch and a latch and a droid's underwear. And then—FWHOOSH! KA-BOING!—what was that? It's the cutest alien in the universe, and she's stranded at the space station due to a broken down spaceship!

Thanks to Chico's know-how and his extensive tool collection there's a fix for every problem under the sun—and beyond!

"[L]ighthearted and silly but has enough heart to merit space on the shelves of space lovers, handy kids, and anyone looking for a giggle and a smile. . . . A fun and satisfying journey." —Kirkus Reviews

You can find Chris on the web, follow her official fan club on Facebook, get a sneak peek of Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off on the Lerner website, see the Chico Bon Bon trailer on YouTube, and watch the whole series on Netflix.

Music credits:
"Farm" Kevin MacLeod (
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