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When Marvin the Ape makes a break from the zoo, he heads straight downtown to the heart of the action, where he discovers everything the big city has to offer. Dining at the finest restaurants, strolling through museums, commuting with the crowds and rooting for the local baseball team, Marvin fits right in with the natives. And he may never leave!"AThe Buehners's? vocabulWhen Marvin the Ape makes a break from the zoo, he heads straight downtown to the heart of the action, where he discovers everything the big city has to offer. Dining at the finest restaurants, strolling through museums, commuting with the crowds and rooting for the local baseball team, Marvin fits right in with the natives. And he may never leave!"AThe Buehners's? vocabulary choices and turns of phrase imbue this romp with an appealing sense of wonder?.Mark Buehner's paintings brim with kinetic energy." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review...

Title : Escape of Marvin the Ape
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ISBN : 9780140565034
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Escape of Marvin the Ape Reviews

  • Kristin Linthicum
    2019-04-16 09:21

    The Escape of Marvin the Ape by Caralyn and Mark Buehner is the hilarious action-packed tale of an ape named Marvin who escaped from the zoo during feeding time because the zookeeper wasn’t paying attention. The story follows Marvin through the city as he visits and art gallery, a baseball game, a restaurant, and many more places. Though the police are never far behind him, Marvin is especially adept at disguising himself and is never caught. The story ends with Marvin on the beach, and that same particularly careless zookeeper turning his back just as Helvetica the hippopotamus makes a break for it! I love how light-hearted and fun this adventure story is and can see using this in the classroom in several ways and across different ages. Asking a child to retell a story is a great way to assess comprehension, we do this frequently in my kindergarten class. One student will tell the very first thing that happened, 2-3 students will share what happened next and after that, and a final student will share the last thing that happened. We have also paired this with picture before. Several students will be given pictures and placed in a line, the rest of the class must give them directions on how to arrange themselves in the correct order based on the story. I like these activities in particular because it is engaging for the whole class. I can also see using this with older students despite being geared towards younger, beginning readers. I would love to read this story to a group of second or third graders, and then have them randomly draw one of three writing prompts that ask them to write a short story detailing either the next part of Marvin’s journey, what happens next for Helevtica, or what happens when the two of them get together. This could then be compiled into a classroom book about the adventures of Marvin and Helvetica. They could illustrate it and we could even make digital or print copies for the entire class.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-11 07:32

    Nice illustrations. It's fun to find Marvin in each picture - sometimes he's kind of hidden!

  • Camille Rivera
    2019-03-28 07:18

    The Escape of Marvin the Ape follows Marvin as he sneaks out of his cage and explores New York City. As he wanders, he gets to do everything he wants: swing in the park, go to the movies, visit a baseball game, and more. Meanwhile, the police are searching for him and Marvin stays just out of reach. At the end of the story, we return to the zookeeper who is giving food to the animals when Helvetica the hippo escapes! This book is so fun! The illustrations are so full of life, and in each scene, if you look close enough, you can see the police searching for Marvin who to us is in plain sight. The book is light-hearted and exciting. I would love to use this in the classroom as an introduction to talking about setting and how important it can be in writing.

  • Daniel Smith
    2019-04-11 06:13

    This story follows Marvin the Ape's escape from the Zoo as we find out what he experiences in the city from baseball games to appreciating modern art at the museum.I would use this maybe for Guided reading sessions as the language of the text may allow lower KS1 children to develop their vocabulary and enjoyment of reading. This book also allows children to develop further reading comprehension skills such as looking at the pictures to spot the policemen , who are in every experience Marvin is in, this in turn again allows enjoyment to be fulfilled.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-28 14:24

    My daughter loves this book. This is a book that can definitely grow with the kid. There are not too many words (a pet peeve when books are made into board books that really shouldn't be), greater pictures and lots of things to look for in the pictures. As she gets older, we're looking for things in the pictures as opposed to trying to read faster than she flips pages! Marvin has been living in our back seat and she "reads" it as we go places.

  • Alissa
    2019-04-10 12:19

    During feeding time at the zoo Marvin the ape escapes! We follow him on his adventurous day out in New York City. There are many hidden things to find in this book. We had to read the story once through for the story and then a couple more times to find Marvin, the cops looking for Marvin, and also a black cat and ostrich on each page. There are many other funny things to look at. We sure enjoyed it!

  • Sari
    2019-04-26 13:08

    My eleven year old bought this book for our two year old when he was just a baby - it was his first book. I know it's a picture book, but it's just terrific. The story is told well and the illustrations really are wonderful. I keep looking for more books by Caralyn and Mark (the illustrator) but haven't found any yet. I won't give up, Marvin makes it worth it and we never tire of reading about his adventures.

  • Vicki
    2019-04-23 09:11

    We discovered this Utah-born author/illustrator and also her husband on recommendation from a story time at the Ogden Children's Treehouse. We love them! The pictures are so cute and well-drawn and the writing is clever. Dimitri wants this read over and over in a row and keeps saying throughout the book, "I like Marvin!" Something about this has sparked his imagination and has kept mine as well throughout the many readings!

  • Michele and her First Graders
    2019-03-31 13:13

    This would also be a great "noisy story hour" book...I was a little overwhelmed by the constant responses I got while reading this book. The kids really enjoyed it and loved pointing out the many places that Marvin was hiding within the illustrations...not in any way a Where's Waldo sort of thing, but it was very pleasing to the little ones.

  • Peggy
    2019-03-31 13:17

    Marvin deftly escapes the zoo and has a lovely adventure. The artwork is simply delightful and there are so many things to find in the pictures for little ones - an ostrich, a kitten, Marvin, the policemen looking for Marvin... A true classic! Even though this was actually a present for mom, this one is a hit with both my toddler and 7-year-old!

  • Melanie
    2019-03-31 06:22

    When the zookeeper's back is turned, Marvin the Ape makes a run for it. While he's out he enjoys climbing in the park, a snack in a nice restaurant, art in a museum and baseball game.Back at the zoo Helvetica the Hippo is about to make her escape...A very simplistic picture book. Cute, but the writing is clumsy.

  • Sandy
    2019-03-26 14:31

    Where is Marvin? He has escaped during feeding time and he is enjoying the sights. Each page has Marvin in another part of the city acting like a tourist. Great for kids to try to find him as you read the words out loud. The last couple pages end with Helvetica the hippo escaping the zoo which would be a great lead in for discussion or activity with this book.

  • Graziella
    2019-04-23 07:07

    How we loved reading this book to our children; each page has hidden delights of discovery: cats tucked into clouds and grass, the mysterious ostrich peeking from a crowd of Manhattan commuters, the dog sliding in the shadows of Central Park, and the marvelous Marvin himself, playing a delighted tourist.

  • Beth
    2019-04-25 06:24

    This is adorable, and my 11 month old loves the pictures. Actually, so do his parents. There are cute little animals hidden on every page, making it a little more entertaining the 10th time around for the grown ups.

  • Katie Scherrer
    2019-04-19 06:15

    When Marvin escapes from the zoo he has a great time exploring the city and hiding from the people trying to find him. Good choice for preschool apes or zoo storytime. Good length for bilingual setting.

  • Evan
    2019-04-04 09:30

    Mark Buehner's fanciful paintings, which form the illustrations of the protagonist Marvin's day out on the town, add much to this otherwise simple-text book (which recounts Marvin's day in 8-12 word sentences) and provide opportunities for extension in the way of responding to the images.

  • Susan
    2019-04-02 07:24

    I love anything and everything by these author/illustrator husband and wife team. Look for Marvin the ape hidden in the pictures. These authors are known for hiding all kinds of fun things in their books. The clouds are shaped, always have hidden bunnies, cats and dinosaurs in their stories.

  • Miekka
    2019-04-15 06:13

    This is a great book about an ape that escapes from the zoo. Has hidden pictures and and some simple text for beginning readers. For ages 3 and up.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-01 08:27

    What can I say? I'm a sucker for any stories that are about monkeys and/or apes. And this is a VERY cute story...

  • Kirsten Murphy
    2019-04-03 06:09

    Marvin is one resourceful primate!

  • Anthony Faber
    2019-04-05 13:24

    Kids' book. My niece Katya said she liked it. It's okay and very short.

  • Susanne
    2019-04-19 12:25

    This one was an extra special find for my son, it's a great story....and it's set in New York (my favorite place!).

  • Kathy
    2019-04-13 11:16

    My son and I love to read this. He has it memorized and we read it each night before bed.

  • Megan
    2019-04-19 14:30

    Just a fun book to read. There are also hidden things in each picture your children can look for {white bunny, two cops and a bird}.

  • Dusty
    2019-04-05 13:17

    I loved all of the hidden pictures throughout the book. The kids do too.

  • Alex Mortensen
    2019-04-02 07:22

    Got this for my 7th birthday from my grandma, she even got it signed by the authors for me :)

  • Sian
    2019-04-19 07:05

    Such a fun book. There is a cat and an ostrich on every page. The kids love finding them. I could read this book over and over.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-13 11:15

    My kids adore this book. They like the story and enjoy looking for the hidden pictures, such as the ostrich and cat that can be found on each page.

  • Marge
    2019-04-18 14:04

    Marvin easliy escapes from the zoo while the zoo keeper is busy and blends in with the outside world. Can you find Marvin?

  • Megan
    2019-04-18 13:21

    We got this book from the library for Lucas and he loves it! He loves trying to find Marvin in every picture and he laughs so hard.