Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car

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by Eileen Christelow
     
 

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The five little monkeys and Mama are eager to get a new car. The five little monkeys clean and paint their old car until it sparkles like new. But who will buy it? Perhaps those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they really need is . . . yes, a car! Lively verse and Eileen Christelow’s inimitably comic illustrations put

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The five little monkeys and Mama are eager to get a new car. The five little monkeys clean and paint their old car until it sparkles like new. But who will buy it? Perhaps those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they really need is . . . yes, a car! Lively verse and Eileen Christelow’s inimitably comic illustrations put the five little monkeys in the driver’s seat in more ways than one. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for repeat readings.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
How will Mama and the five little monkeys ever sell their old car? It's covered in dirt, full of rust, and it smells! But the clever little monkeys know just what to do--they clean the car, paint it in rainbow colors, and douse it with perfume. Soon they're outsmarting a gang of hungry crocodiles and finding a buyer for the car, as well. This charming story is told in Dr. Seuss-style rhymes and is full of spirited illustrations. It is a "Five Little Monkeys" picture book. 2000, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 3 to 8, $15.00. Reviewer: Emily Schuster
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A slight story told in rhyme. The monkeys' old family car becomes too much trouble for Mama and is put up for sale. The five little ones take it upon themselves to spruce it up, but despite their good intentions, the vehicle ends up in a swamp. Some crocodiles come to the rescue and decide to buy the wreck and the monkey family drives off in a snazzy red convertible. The pencil-and-watercolor illustrations highlight the industrious little monkeys and their expressive faces as the mishap unfolds. The rhyme scheme enhances the story, such that it is, although it sometimes sounds forced. Children may enjoy this addition to the other stories about the little monkeys, but may need an explanation of the economics of selling a heap and ending up with a brand new car.-Denise Reitsma, Howe Library, Hanover, NH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
From the Publisher
"Christelow's watercolor and pencil illustrations show great energy and movement, peppered with just the right amount of silliness." Booklist, ALA
Children's Literature - Emily Schuster
How will Mama and the five little monkeys ever sell their old car? It's covered in dirt, full of rust, and it smells! But the clever little monkeys know just what to do—they clean the car, paint it in rainbow colors, and douse it with perfume. Soon they're outsmarting a gang of hungry crocodiles and finding a buyer for the car, as well. This charming story is told in Dr. Seuss-style rhymes and is full of spirited illustrations. It is a "Five Little Monkeys" picture book that has been transformed into a board book for younger children. Reviewer: Emily Schuster

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395925669
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
A Five Little Monkeys Story Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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"I've had it!" says the Mama "Let's sell this old heap!" She makes a big sign that says, CAR FOR SALE - CHEAP!

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From the Publisher
"Christelow's watercolor and pencil illustrations show great energy and movement, peppered with just the right amount of silliness." Booklist, ALA

Meet the Author

Eileen Christelow  has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including ten popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont, and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.com and on www.fivelittlemonkeys.com

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Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked up this book from our local library. We love reading about the five little monkeys they are always up to something. And of course getting into a bit of trouble even though they mean well. With them washing the car, they do a really good job and at the end when they sell it for their mom how awesome is that! They find themselves to be in trouble but use their head on how to get out of it. Fun, colorful illustrations, a good read as to what is going to happen next with the monkeys! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mike_D399 More than 1 year ago
My son is a big fan of the "5 Monkeys" series and he had to add this to his collection. This has been his "go to" bedtime story book lately and he really loves the story. The story is fun and the illustrations bright. This book keeps my sons attention from start to beginning.