Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bedby Eileen Christelow
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyIn 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 JournalPreS-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.
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"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal, Starred
Children's Literature - Joan KindigThis perennial favorite is now available in a sign language version. The story is still narrated so that hearing children can participate but a signer, Manny Hernandez, is on screen signing the complete story. In addition to the story itself, the DVD contains a wonderful vocabulary activity that will engage all children. By clicking on a word, the signer appears and shows children how to make that particular sign. While it definitely speaks to the non-hearing children, it is a wonderful opportunity for hearing children to dabble in sign language. It is this kind of activity that makes for a truly inclusive classroom. There is a quiz as well but it is entirely "recall," with no thinking involved. A website is included for downloadable activities but this reviewer found only kits and other items for sale. This is a lovely DVD to bridge the gap between hearing and non-hearing in a classroom setting and a treat for deaf children at home. This is one of a new series by Weston Woods called "The Sign Language Storytelling Series" and it is worth checking out. Running Time: 18 min. Iconographic. Reviewer: Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
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From the Publisher"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal, Starred
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