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Children's LiteratureA young boy imagines that he and his mother are monkeys, doing all the things young boys dream of doing—swinging on trees, eating bananas "until there were none," taking a nap "in the warm, cozy sun," dancing through the jungle, seeing "who could make the silliest face." Of course, mom is joining in throughout (A reminder to grown-ups that kids love it when mom has a ball too!). The text loops around the page like a jungle vine until the last page when the young narrator is fast asleep in his own bed with his stuffed monkeys. The illustrations flow and fill every page, with eyes that are so expressive even though they are little more than dots or slits. The background is especially rich in color and detail, particularly the toucan and the other rainforest flora and fauna. Just Mommy and Me is warm and fun for a bedtime cuddle. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 6.