Heide, Florence, Parry. The One and Only Marigold. Illus. Jill McElmurry. New York: Schwartz, 2009.
Marigold is a very particular little monkey. She likes what she likes (her old coat, herself) with no qualms. Marigold is also thoughtful. She makes lists and plots how to annoy her friend Maxine.
What I thought: A delightful story with lovely illustrations. The author captures the hilarity and audacity of one little monkey. Marigold's adventures could be any girl's adventures--from her love affair with her favorite coat to her uneasy friendship with Maxine.