Sunday, 13 November 2011

Robot's can break their legs too!

Here is a beautiful picture of a Robot made by Elsie. If you look closely you will notice that his legs are in plaster! I'm not sure what happened, but I think it's a reflection of the fact that Elsie actually had her leg in plaster while making this (she is fine now- it was just a precaution, and probably just a twisted something!). Her leg was in PINK plaster though! Thanks Elsie.

If you have a picture of something Robot-y or monkey-ish that you'd like to share email me

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

What a beautiful Robot

This picture needs no words...apart from to say thank you Iris for making such an incredible Robot mask/ head!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Let's have a MONKEY & ROBOT party!

Believe it or not - on this incredibly hot, summery, and beautiful day - it's October 3rd, and today is the release date of book number 4 'SNOW' how very apt?!

We thought we'd celebrate - as suggested by a small person at the Bath Lit Fest and a very Large person on facebook - and have a party!


You can look as cool as us! Below are some mask templates and instructions - just choose which character you want to be - click on the picture and print it out (if it doesn't work for some reason- email me and I'll forward the artwork) then do a bit of marvellous colouring, cut eye holes, put some string/ elastic on you mask & wear. Then act appropriately (monkey-ishly or robotically)!
Take a photo to send me.

So if you are feeling a little sticky and hot maybe 'Snow: The Amazing Tale of an Incredible Snowball' will cool you down!
Buy it here....from BLOOMSBURY or AMAZON or pop to your local bookshop and ask them to get it in if they don't already stock it.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Monkey & Robot LOVED the Bath Literary Festival!

We've just come back from a brilliant morning at the Bath Kids Literary Festival

The Bath Kids Literary Festival is on alllllll week and there are loads of brilliant things on
check out the website.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Monkey & Robot at the Bath Literary Festival

Wanna join us for some festival fun?

Join us at the Bath Kids Lit Festival Saturday 24th September in Bath Central library at 10am.
The session is just 45minutes and I think costs £4 - details on the website.
I'll be reading from the new book (not-out-in-the-shops-yet-sneak-preview...)

and we'll also be making masks- so you too can act like a monkey or a robot all day! Hurrah!
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Robot Residency day 3- yet more robots!

Yup! There's more! It was a pretty hot day today, so actually we probably had less roboteers than the other days, but I think we can happily be sure that in the last 3 days we have made over 500 ROBOTS! WOOO HOOO! I feel like I am a robot ambassador!

Also excitingly we (me & Cardboard Robot) are on page 3 (check us out!) of the Evening Post, with a glorious photo of me gurning away!

See article below as well as a few more Robots!

At Bristol is continuing 'Make your own Robot' for another 4 days, so if you feel inspired, get down there! I sadly won't be there, so if you make any please do email me a photo!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Robot Residency day 2

Another inspiring day! I had lots of enthusiastic listeners for my 2 story sessions today, and many many Roboteers making there very own creations....Even more than yesterday, maybe 250!
Everyone's excitement has been infectious. I was also amazed by some very committed Robot fans - one family came today to join in the fun, after the newest member was born just 4 days ago! Thank you. Check out their Robot, it's the one in the bottom right hand corner.
More stories and more Robots tomorrow. More info here...
Look out for us in the Evening post tomorrow!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Robot Residency day 1

2 story sessions and a day of Robot Making in, my 'robot residency' at At-Bristol was off to an amazing start! We have estimated that, something like 150 robots were created today - WOW!
Check just a few of them out!

More Robots tomorrow...

'Cardboard Robot' Story sessions at 11:30am & 2:30pm
Make you own Robot workshops all day
All free with your ticket to At-Bristol
Monkey & Robot books for sale in the At-Bristol shop...

don't forget BOOK 3 'In the garden' is on sale now!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

I'm ready for my robot residency!

In preparation for my 3 day Robot residency at At-Bristol I have finally made my own cardboard robot!

What do you think?
I'm very much looking forward to seeing what creations are made over the next few days.
If you are around- please come and play!
I'll be doing 2 story sessions a day, where you meet Monkey & Robot at 11:30 & 2:30 and then 'Make your own Cardboard Robot' sessions are throughout the day 10-4pm- see you there!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

let's make a cardboard robot!

Roll up! Roll up! Come and make a cardboard Robot.  I am going to be in residence at At-Bristol (superduper science centre) next week and I need some monkey & roboteers to join in the fun!
Monday 1st August, not only marks the release date of book number 3 (Monkey & Robot : In the garden, a suprising story of some special seeds) but will also be my first of 3 days days as resident Monkey & Robot creator! Hurrah!
I'll be leading 2 short story sessions each day, at 11:30am & at 2:30pm where you can meet M&R and I'll shall an adventure or 2. Then I shall also be getting glueing and gooey making totally recycled robots! With the help of the live science team, and loads of marvellous bits from the scrapstore, we invite you to have a go!
More info here

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monkey & Robot as you have never seen them before!

I've had a lovely afternoon with the reception class at Luckwell primary school today. I introduced them to M&R, talked to them about the stages involved in creating a book, and then gave then a sneak preview of book number 3 'In the garden' which thankfully went down very well. In fact, one boy, when I had finished reading said very loudly "I really liked that"! What a perfect audience! Hurrah!
I then worked with small groups, creating our own seed drawings, inspired by the story. I sadly have no photos of the incredible, hairy seed that grew into a hairy spider plant, or the perfect tomato plant with 12 delicious looking toms on it, not to mention the giraffe egg! I do however have, above, a quick snap of the activity the other children got on with whilst the small groups were with me. I did a massive picture of Monkey and Robot (50cm W by 250cm H) for them to do mega team colouring in and LOOK AT THE RESULTS! Woo Hoo what psychedelic creatures they are!
Much fun was had by all...well certainly by me anyway!

Am looking forward to going to At-Bristol for 3 days at the start of August as resident Monkey & Robot expert! We'll be reading stories and making our own cardboard Robots- can't wait!
Find out more HERE

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The most beautiful wooden robot in the world...ever?

Felix and I were completely stunned when we received a very special email a couple of days ago. We were utterly moved by the devotion, care and creativity a little girl and her dad used, together to produce the most beautiful Robot you will ever see.

I don't think I need to say any more, apart from THANK YOU Duncan & Jenny. You are both amazing, and so is your Robot!

Painted wood Robot, with arms made using bendy plastic, with pipe cleaners inside.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Robots from NEW YORK!

Currently my best friend is living in New York, recently she introduced some friends to Monkey & Robot - check out the results...

This is Venetia, aged 4 with her very gorgeous Robot- Look she is even wearing a Robotic skirt!

This is Mariella, aged 7 with her cardboard Robot. What a hansom fello! Look at his tash! Apparently he is french! So pleased that Monkey & Robot are truly international!

These Robots are very lucky, not only to have such talented creators but amazingly, I have been told, they even have there own beds! They sleep next to Venetia & Mariella on cushions with little blankets! Robot bliss!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

NEWS FLASH : Monkey & Robot website LIVE!

Hurrah- Bloomsbury have finished the Monkey & Robot website - it is live and up and running!
It's very very simple, it has very embarrassing pictures of me and Fee on it, but it does have a real live competition with a real live PRIZE! Woo Hoo!
Check it out, and enter the competition!...

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Sneaky Peak: 'Monkey & Robot In the Garden'...

We have just received 2 'early' copies of Monkey & Robot Book 3 'In the Garden'...I do get very excited at looking at the finished books for the very first time, and this time I couldn't resist  popping out the figures at the back immediately! Check them out!

Woo Hoo!
Silly Monkey in his brilliant yellow wellies & Robot sporting a magpie!

Here they are hanging out with a much bigger Robot and some teapots!

The Book!
Out on 1st August 2011
Order your copy here

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Super Monkey

How do you make a super monkey?
Maybe a little like this...

This is Calypso (age 4 ) with her super duper monkey- hurrah!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Cardboard Robot MASK!

So it seems that masks are all the rage!
Dan made a monkey mask, and now, thanks to Daisy there is now a TOTALLY GLORIOUS  ROBOT MASK too!

Look at it! Blummin Ace!

Julia, Daisy's mum says " Daisy saw Dan's monkey mask and thought we should make a robot mask out of our Muller Light Yoghurt 6 pack packaging. We added corrugated cardboard for his neck. And pipe cleaner twirled around a pencil as the  'fing that is the wobot's bwain'. He is 'finking about stars' apparently (star stickers on his forehead, see)."

Thank you Daisy!

Julia is a bit of a wonder and has an amazing blog with creative delights to follow and be inspired by, have a look here ADVENTURES AT HOME

We'd just Love to see it, please thank you

Monday, 4 April 2011

Cardboard Robot out today & some more AMAZING artwork!

So Book 2 in the Monkey & Robot series, Cardboard Robot, is out in the shops today.
In honour of that I'm thrilled to share some more cardboard creations...

As you can see, Monkey & Robot have been drawn here on the back of a cereal packet, but what will it be turned into?...

Thanks to Dan (aged 4) and his mum Alice for these incredible photos! Apparently Dan insisted on the topless photo! If you've read the book, I'd like to think, that maybe Dan took inspiration from 'Super Monkey'!

So, if you happen to make a cardboard Robot, draw a picture of monkey or just do something generally monkey/robot-ish take a photo and email
and get featured.... can't wait!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Monkey & Robot : 3 days to go!...again (before 'official' publication!)

So, Cardboard Robot will soon be out in the shops...but I understand that some people have already received their copies- hurrah!
I know this for a fact, because I have been sent an AMAZING photo of a very special homemade cardboard robot!

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you.....
"Glitter Robot" (seen below with his pal Robot!)

This FANTASTIC Glitter Robot was created by Jenny (aged nearly 3, pictured) & her lovely mum Rachel.
Thank you soooooooo much.

Cardboard Robot will be in a book shop near you on monday, but if you can't wait till then
click here to BUY IT! (Don't forget to leave a customer review, once you've read it)

So, if you happen to make a cardboard Robot, draw a picture of monkey or just do something generally monkey/robot-ish take a photo and email
and get featured.... can't wait!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Monkey & Robot would like to introduce themselves...via You Tube!

The very lovely people at Bloomsbury have made this very short, but sweet wee animation introducing Monkey & Robot and the books.... have a looksee

Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Hello! We are Monkey & Robot and we are best friends.

We have lots of fun and our everyday adventures feature in 4 picture books.
See more info on these books on the pages on the right hand side.

This blog will be a picture gallery and info about us, with a few treats along the way.
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If you have already read one of our books, and have been inspired to get creative, email us and get you picture featured here!