Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

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by Eileen Christelow
     
 

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

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

Editorial Reviews

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.
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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 Kindig
This 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395557013
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Series:
Five Little Monkeys Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
39,520
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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"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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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This eBook "Five Little Monkeys" was difficult reading. Words and pictures did not match. Grainy illustrations. Sorry I made this purchase. I enjoyed this book with my children and thought it would be equally wonderful on my NOOK, reading to my grandchildren. Again what a mistake. Can I return this book and receive a refund or NOOK credit towards another purchase?????? Didn't think so.
TLC66 More than 1 year ago
This is a poor quality ebook! The images are too small and they had to type in the words. It seems to be just a scan of the book and not one that was created to be an ebook. I wish I could get my money back. I wanted to view this book for a children's' library class and wasted my money. money I could not afford to waste. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS NOOK BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed by Eileen Christelow They have to take a bath because it was bed time. They were jumping on the bed and one fell off. The mama said now I can go to bed after she put them all to bed with booboos on their heads. I like this book because it is funny. They were happy, silly, and funny. I would give this to the kids in my class. Trinity D. 9-22-11
ActiveReaderFC More than 1 year ago
My 3yr old loves this books!!!! He loves the part when the the doctor said "No more monkeys jumping on the bed". I love the way the author repeats the same scenario, it helps my son to do the countdown of the monkeys one by one as they fall off the bed. In the back is nice little treat with lots of stickers!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister love that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect book for kids. They would probably enjoy and have fun with it like i did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever my favriote childhood story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great little book got for my new grandson and his father(my son)loves it. he cant wait to read to him
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It neeeds to be freee and there neeeds to be more children books that are free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!!!!!!!
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Book would be better if it was interactive, or kid could choose to hear it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever such a cute storyy!!!"(poem)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adorable
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Libby Shonka Smith More than 1 year ago
i loved it when i was little i still love it now
Brianna Karigan More than 1 year ago
a cute story about playful monkeys who just dont listen! a chaming book for families with all ages!
MamaFox97 More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun read because of the repetition. The author and illustrator took a common nursery rhyme and added great pictures with lots of details. I especially like the ice packs on the monkeys' heads. The artwork portrays the mother rolling her eyes and calling a doctor (who we assume is the daddy monkey). Finally, after all the monkeys fall off, get hurt, and are tucked back in bed, the Mom gets to jump on her own bed!! At least she does it in private. I think it's hilarious. Kids love seeing which monkeys are girls or boys and chanting the rhyme as you read it together.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its my 2 year olds favorite. We have read it so many times she can now repeat the words without me reading them. she knows what is going to happen. A great book for teaching.