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This animated adaptation of the classic story follows five monkey siblings who ignore the doctor's advice and continue to jump on the bed before going to sleep at night.
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Overview

This animated adaptation of the classic story follows five monkey siblings who ignore the doctor's advice and continue to jump on the bed before going to sleep at night.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • UPC: 767685228494
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  • Source: Scholastic
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,165

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Disc #1 -- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed...and More Great Children's Stories
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   Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
   Little Quack
   There's Something in My Attic
   Captions: On/Off
   Extras
      Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
         Vocabulary
            Play All
            Bath
            Bed
            Bedtime
            Brush Teeth
            Bump Head
            Call
            Can
            Doctor
            Fast Asleep
            Fell Off
            Five
            I or Me
            Jump
            Little
            Mama
            Monkeys
            No More
            Now
            Pajamas
         Quiz
      Little Quack
         Vocabulary
            Play All
            Blue
            Brave
            Can
            Close
            Clung
            Come
            Cried
            Dare
            Duckling
            Grow
            I Know
            Jumped
            Leaped
            Look at Me
            Nest
            Ran
            Squeezed
            Suddenly
            Wait
            Yellow
         Quiz
      There's Something in My Attic
         Vocabulary
            Play All
            Attic
            Back
            Bed
            Brave
            Chase
            City
            Dad
            Farm
            Flashlight
            Flip on the Lights
            Give
            Lasso
            Live
            Lost
            Mouse
            Night
            Pulled
            Something
            Stole
            Teddy Bear
         Quiz
      Trailer
      ASL Alphabet
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    You need to have Five Little Monkeys jumping on YOUR bed!

    Has it really been 11 years since Chloë came home from preschool reciting "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed"? I'd never heard it before and, of course, I was absolutely charmed with her rendition. I immediately got her the board book.

    When Scholastic Storybook Treasures announced that FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED would be released on August 24, I was thrilled. This delightful rhyme is accompanied by Manny Hernandez translating it into American Sign Language. Eileen Christelow's original illustrations are shown, and Ryland Hale provides the voice narration. The story has captions for early readers; the captions can be turned off for non-readers and those who just want to watch. Turning the sound off and the captions on provides a nice ASL lesson. The limited animation brings life to the five little monkeys and their mama, and Hernandez's signing is spirited and cheerful. I'd gladly join any children who want to watch this video again and again.

    The second story, "Little Quack" (written by Laura Thompson, illustrated by Derek Anderson), features another mama with five babies, this time a duck and her ducklings. This time Mama wants jumping--she is encouraging her five scared babies to jump into the pond and swim. The ducklings snuggle up in the nest afraid, but one by one they join Mama in the pond. Missy Keast does the signing for "Little Quack" and her animated facial expressions and body language complement her ASL interpretation. Allison Karman narrates. Keast and Karman inject a little bit of suspense into the tale--will Little Quack swim?

    "There's Something In My Attic," written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer, is the final story on Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Keast and Kaplan again provide the storytelling. A little girl and her family move from the city to a farm; the child is scared by night sounds coming from the attic. "It's probably mice," say Mom and Dad. The girl puts on her cowboy boots and hat, grabs a lasso, and proceeds to the attic to catch the nightmare and show her parents. In the attic there is a pile of toys the girl thought were missing and she realizes she has uncovered a mystery. Suddenly there are footsteps on the stairs...is it the nightmare? Yes! I won't tell you what happens next, you'll have to see the video.

    Bright, breezy original music by Randy Hale provides the soundtrack for all three stories, emphasizing their tone. DVD extras include vocabulary for each story and ASL demonstration of the signs for many of the nouns and verbs. There are also mini-quizzes that test comprehension, and a presentation of the American Sign Language alphabet.

    Bottom Line: Would I buy FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED? Yes--the stories are fun and I am particularly in favor of children learning sign language. It's the one language that can be communicated concurrently with their native language--that's pretty cool!

    Read more: http://blogcritics.org/video/article/dvd-review-five-little-monkeys-jumping/page-2/#ixzz0xTGcnfEt

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