Hello and welcome.

The Rare Monkey picture books are illustrated by Jeffrey Mundell and written and solo-published by Joanne Gale.

Our book making adventure started in 2013. At the end of 2014 The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom was published and in 2016 we created and published The Rare Monkey Can’t, Couldn’t, Can!

In 2017 The Rare Monkey Can’t, Couldn’t, Can! was shortlisted for the children’s Rubery Book Award.

Our books are printed here in UK to the highest standard – supporting locally and hopefully saving some carbon.

We are passionate about creating high quality, imaginative stories. Both Rare Monkey books celebrate being and liking who we are and appreciating that we are all unique.

We hope you enjoy our books as much as we have enjoyed creating them.

Stay Rare.