Considering a new book for your library? Consider Monkey and the Engineer

We love books, books for mommies, books for our kiddos. So when a book for our kiddos makes us nostalgic, we’ve found a winner!

Monkey and the Engineer is a wonderful children’s books based on the lyrics of a song by Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller. Fuller was a major influence on Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton and many others. If you are a Grateful Dead fan (I was in college) you will recognize the name, as they covered the song in 1980.

It’s a great book for children of all ages, but is geared towards children between the ages of two and seven. For music fans and fans who have never heard the song before, it’s winner in our book!

Our little  tester (who is two) just happens to love trains and monkeys! The illustrations in Monkey and the Engineer caught his attention, and of course, he loved the story. Even though the music is in the back, I DID NOT sing it to him, but I just might have to pull out my old Grateful Dead CDs for him to take a listen.

If you want to learn more about Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller or Monkey and the Engineer, check out their website at, it’s a must for your library!

Disclaimer: The Maven of Social Media received free product for our review. No monetary compensation was received for this post. The opinion here is our own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

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