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# Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping

The day before school starts, Mama takes her five little monkeys shopping for clothes. "Stay right here," she says, "AND DON'T GO WANDERING OFF!" But one little monkey has to go to the bathroom . . . and two little monkeys get thirsty. . . . Then three little monkey friends arrive . . . and four little monkeys decide to go help find the others. . . . Will Mama

## Overview

The day before school starts, Mama takes her five little monkeys shopping for clothes. "Stay right here," she says, "AND DON'T GO WANDERING OFF!" But one little monkey has to go to the bathroom . . . and two little monkeys get thirsty. . . . Then three little monkey friends arrive . . . and four little monkeys decide to go help find the others. . . . Will Mama ever have all five of her little monkeys together again?
In this latest romp with Eileen Christelow's Five Little Monkeys, vibrant, expressive illustrations accompany a catchy text that's great for reading aloud. Simple math lessons are seamlessly incorporated into the fun.

## Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Kids will love the slapstick plot and energetic, expressive characters, and surprising conclusion, and teachers will appreciate the seamless integration of math skills from counting to addition and subraction.
School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
It is the day before school is due to start, and Mama monkey must take her five lively and mischievous children to the store for their school clothes. With the help of the salesperson, four little ones are soon trying on their new things while Mama goes in search of a missing child. And so it goes. Each of the young monkeys keeps strolling off in search of the bathroom, the drinking fountain, or their friends. Poor Mama is always counting and subtracting to try and keep track of her family. Basic math is cleverly woven throughout the story...even on the last page when Mama is told by one of the youngsters that there are six of them in the convertible. There are seven other titles about these Five Little Monkeys, and this is another welcome addition. The illustrations, which are done in pen and acrylic gouache, perfectly complement the story. Even the endpapers add to the fun, as they show various articles of clothing with price tags attached. While not a "must-have" book, this is certainly a worthwhile purchase. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618821617
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Series:
A Five Little Monkeys Story Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
354,183
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

## Meet the Author

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.

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