Children’s Ebook Review: Kit and Kaboodle by Chris Robertson


***I have updated the author information! I had the wrong Chris Robertson. I did think it was odd that a horror novelist would suddenly write and illustrate a children’s book about good manners.*** 

Kit and Kaboodle by Chris Robertson

File Size: 4466 KB

Print Length: 40 pages

Publisher: KiteReaders (August 21, 2012)

Source: Purchased for my Kindle

Rating: 5 of 5 stars


Picture Book ~ When
Kaboodle the elephant continues to deny his best friend monkey Kit a
peanut, Kit tries to impress his friend in a variety of fun ways.
Together they learn valuable lessons about sharing and manners.

About the Author/Illustrator:

Robertson is an author/illustrator of Children’s Picture Books. His most
recent book is a collaboration with author Julia Dweck, “Pandora’s
Box”. Chris’s other books include “I’ll Trade My Peanut-Butter
Sandwich”, “Little Miss Liberty”, “Kit and Kaboodle”, and “The Tooth
That’s on the Loose!”. Chris’s whimsical cartoon style feels
light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous
writing style.

in elementary school, Chris was introduced to “Curious George”,
“Madeline”, and “Harry the Dirty Dog” by way of the Bookmobile. The
introduction left such a strong impression, that even at an early age,
Chris knew children’s books were going to be an important part of his

graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in illustration. He
spent 10 years freelancing as an illustrator mainly for magazines and
newspapers. With his cartoon style it only seem natural for him to
venture into the field of animation. He broke in as a storyboard artist
for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Chris moved up the creative ladder to
become storyboard director. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, he
developed a strong sense of visual storytelling. Learning how to create a
story only in pictures gave him the confidence to create and write his
own children’s books. Chris lives in Pasadena with his wife and three

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My Thoughts:

My kids laughed on every page of this silly picture book! Monkeys and
elephants seem to be a popular theme these days with children’s books. I
love the bright illustrations and the simple but very expressive story about manners. Very

Get the Kit and Kaboodle ebook for $2.99!

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  • Reply
    Adriana Garcia
    May 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Monkeys and elephants seem like a natural combination because of Babar and his friend Zephir. I love the title <3

    • Reply
      May 29, 2013 at 7:03 am

      Oh my gosh, I haven't watched Babar since I was a little kid! I don't remember a monkey on that show…

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