Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World
- Publication Date: June 25, 2013
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 6 5⁄8 x 8 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781849760867
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
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.
Praise for Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World
"Working in a palette of creamy pastel colors, Boldt (Odd Dog) creates charming city scenes filled with adorable boutiques and markets bursting with produce and fish—just one more thing Melvin takes for granted."
About the author
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.