The illustrations in this book are vibrant and detailed. I don't think I would read this book in class because it deals with sensitive religious material and features Buddha. Also, I'm not to fond of the ending: the monkey's eternal punishment is being buried alive by Buddha. I'm not sure my children would appreciate a book like this. If I were to read about Buddhism, I would most likely chose a more realistic description of the religion instead of a folk tale.
eBook The Monkey King (Young Reading Series 1)