The Adventures of Pipì the Pink Monkey

By Carlo Collodi

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Translated by Alessandro Gallenzi

Age range: 9–11

ISBN: 9781847495594

192 pages

RRP: £7.99 £6.39

Pipì isn’t like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak that lands him into all sorts of scrapes. In this story, an expanded version of Collodi’s original tale, we see him lose his tail to an ancient crocodile, end up as a valet to a young master, fall into the hands of flying bandits and become emperor of a tribe of apes.

Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey’s adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and preserving all of Collodi’s trademark wit and linguistic crispness, will delight and enthral a new generation of children.

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  • A gentle and amusing story from the author of Pinocchio with plenty of excitement and food for thought.

    Primary Times

  • With so much excitement packed into a relatively short book, this is a pacy and highly enjoyable read, with the added benefit of lovely illustrations by Axel Scheffler

    Parents in Touch

  • A must-read for all adventure-loving children and a fantastic addition to any library

    The School Librarian

  • From snapping crocodiles to flying bandits, Pipi's adventures take him far and wide. This beautiful new, expanded edition has gorgeous illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Written by the author of Pinocchio, readers will be enchanted by Pipi's mischievous antics.


Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi (1826–90) was an Italian journalist, playwright and novelist who achieved worldwide fame with his children’s classic Pinocchio.