Chris Monroe at the Red Balloon Bookshop. Star Tribune file photo by Elizabeth Flores

Chico Bon Bon is a very resourceful monkey. He can fix anything that's broken, thanks to his handy ways and his extremely handy tool belt.

The creation of Duluth artist and cartoonist Chris Monroe, the always cheerful monkey has been the star of five picture books, all published by Lerner Publications of Minneapolis. With his squeegee and his ouija, his strainer and his grease container, his monkey wrench, his turkey wrench and his donkey wrench, he is johnny on the spot.

And now he is going to be the star of his own Netflix show.

It was announced Tuesday that Netflix has commissioned three new original animated series for children--and one of the three is "Chico Bon Bon: Monkey With a Tool Belt." The industry website describes it as "a construction-themed comedy based on the picture book series of the same name by author Chris Monroe and published by Lerner. ... The show teaches preschoolers about the mechanical world and how things work."

Kids everywhere will soon be asking for their own turkey wrenches and donkey wrenches for their birthdays.

No date has yet been set for the launch.

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