Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous. Will the other monkeys be friendly? Will they all stare at her? Jani is in a wheelchair, and this makes her different. But, thanks to her sense of cheekiness, she makes friends and has a very nice first day at school indeed. This book stars a monkey with a sense of fun.
Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand but she grew up in London. She has lived in many parts of the world, including Ethiopia, Malaysia, Iraq and Lebanon. She has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Book Prize several times. She has won the Children's Book Award and the Smarties Prize. She lives in south-west London with her husband. This is Roz Davison's first book. She works as a Project Facilitator and an advocate for two disability organisations. She lives on the Wirral. David Sims is an up-and-coming illustrator. This is his first Banana.