The Adventures of Gracie and Monkeybear by C.S. O’Kelly

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

A rare friendship between a precocious girl and her dog turns into an incredible adventure every Saturday morning. From their backyard in Brooklyn, they find portals that open to new worlds. With each new doorway comes the opportunity to help those in need and create lasting friendships along the way. From digging out a trapped dinosaur, meeting an alien after he crash-lands in their fig tree, to rescuing a young whale, Gracie and MonkeyBear are tested at every turn… But can they make it home in time for dinner?


The Adventures of Gracie and MonkeyBear is a story that encourages kids to use their imagination. It’s super fun to read aloud as we follow Gracie and MonkeyBear on their many adventures, all taken place in their own backyard.

The story is creative and interactive, and the pictures are beautifully done. I love that the book is hardback, so it’s very durable and the pages are thick so it’s not easily torn. Gracie and MonkeyBear are a lot of fun to read about and I’m sure that the kids will love listening to their fascinating stories!

Overall, I give Gracie and MonkeyBear 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to children under 8 or 9 years old.

Publication date: October 2016

Not available on Amazon

Not available on Barnes&Noble

Publisher Website

Add to your Goodreads List

Rated: * * * *