Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Book & Cassette

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Book & Cassette

by Eileen Christelow
     
 

As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.

Overview

As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A gleeful rendition of a happy, familiar rhyme doubles as a simple counting book that teaches numbers one through five. . . A nice bit of fun." Booklist, ALA

"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal, Starred

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this zany cumulative verse, five silly simian siblings insist on bedtime mayhem, and--heedless of the doctor's admonition--each suffers the same injury. Ages 3-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- In a brief prelude to the title rhyme, five little monkeys ready themselves for bed, and say goodnight to their mother. Then, really getting down to business, they launch into some serious bed-jumping. Young children familiar with this popular finger play will appreciate Christelow's incorrigible monkeys, jumping with abandon, oblivious to the repeated warning: ``No more monkeys jumping on the bed!'' Newcomers will find the rhyme a delightful discovery which begs to be repeated. With each successive casualty, mother monkey dutifully consults the doctor, and bandages the wounds. Finally, all five battle-weary monkey children are asleep, and mother can go to bed. Colored pencil drawings in soft pastels depict the totally silly but lovable monkey family and its doctor. This is a natural for younger story hours, and can also be used with beginning readers. Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal. --Corinne Camarata, Port Washington Public Library, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395601150
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Five Little Monkeys Series
Edition description:
Book & Cassette
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.65(w) x 12.38(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

What People are saying about this

"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal, Starred

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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