Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

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by Eileen Christelow
     
 

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While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile. "Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." -- School Library Journal

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While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile. "Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." -- School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
PreS-K-- The irrepressible crew from Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Clarion, 1989) returns in this version of a traditional hand rhyme. The familiar chant tells of five foolish monkeys who are eaten when they tease a hungry crocodile. Christelow chooses a more lighthearted approach, illustrating it in sunny-colored pastels outlined in ink. She places the rhyme in a picnic setting; while the mother dozes, the little monkeys scamper out on a limb and fearlessly call to a crocodile, ``You can't catch me!'' But the crocodile's jaws snap, and one by one the monkeys disappear. Bright patches of clothing and pairs of little eyes among the leaves will signal perceptive listeners that all is well. Children will enjoy being in on the secret that even the mother monkey, awakened by all the noise, doesn't know. In the upbeat ending, all the children pop out of their hiding places, safe and sound. Some readers may question why the mother snoozes, leaving her brood to look after themselves, or why she doesn't come to their aid when she thinks they are in danger. The intended audience, however, will overlook these lapses of logic as they delight in the mischief-making--a humorous exaggeration of their own antics. --Carey Ayres, Port Washington Public Library, NY
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"Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395664131
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
A Five Little Monkeys Story Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
85,002
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.09(d)
Lexile:
440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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"Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." School Library Journal

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 Sitting in a Tree 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from our local library. Here we are again jumping into the adventures of the monkeys. When momma monkey decides to take them on a picnic dinner I don't think she planned on her monkeys teasing a crocodile. Don't these monkeys know that teasing a crocodile is not fun! They like to SNAP! We had a good time reading this book along with every time the crocodile would SNAP! We would yell it out, and then try to find the monkey afterwards. Perfect book for all ages. I think they would all get a kick out of it. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed. Ok in book form. Not compatible with NOOK. Illustrations grainy. Impossible to read. Words and illustrations did not match. Can I receive a refund or maybe a NOOK credit for future purchase? I didn't think so.
JLJF More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed, I purchased this book because I thought it would read along with my toddler but the book doesn't.
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I bought this for my son, and when I tried to download I eas told that it was not yet compatible with the device. In my oppinion, if it is not compatible, then B&N shouldn't make it available for Purchase!
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Shariah Smith More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for kids1-7 its funny and lesson well learned
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$7 a book with few words, pages and pictures....stay sway from this book.
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6 year old found it entertaining