About this Book Melvin has run out of bananas and thinks he has a terrible disease. He has got to be the unluckiest monkey in the world, isn't he? He even decides that nobody can help him, even his best friend Pete. With wonderful line-drawn and color illustrations, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of characters in this humorous and sweet story. A story of friendship and devotion, this book is perfect for young children.
Reviews from Around the World "A great story to tell young children to show the value of friendship, and could be a nice PSHE lesson, you could start with the story and ask them to list different things they like about their friends, or get them to think about what makes a good friend. Also it could be used for RE/PSHE and discussions about what is meant by luck. I suggest that children in KS1 will really enjoy this book. I thought it was a beautiful book with simple language that all children could understand, yet the pictures are explanatory enough that children with little English could also enjoy this book." - Charlotte Peters, Goodreads
"This is a wonderful book. The title caught my eye because I have a son that acts just like Melvin a lot of the time. I think it is a great illustration of exaggerated 'finding stuff wrong' and whining, and I read it with two of my sons (9 and 7) when they came home saying they had the worst day ever, and it turned their moods around." - Amber, Goodreads