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Monkey's Play Time
     

Monkey's Play Time

by Jane Cabrera
 

Two inviting board books illustrate a single word on each page - then put them all together in a surprise pop-up ending.

Children love to learn the words that correspond to special objects in their life - and so do Bear and Monkey! In MONKEY'S PLAY TIME, each spread offers a single word and a bright picture of one of Monkey’s friends - a

Overview

Two inviting board books illustrate a single word on each page - then put them all together in a surprise pop-up ending.

Children love to learn the words that correspond to special objects in their life - and so do Bear and Monkey! In MONKEY'S PLAY TIME, each spread offers a single word and a bright picture of one of Monkey’s friends - a friendly bear, a spotted dog, an acrobatic sheep, a dancing pig, or a yellow duck bobbing in the water. Turning the last page brings an unexpected reward as all of Monkey’s friends pop up at once, riding on top of an oversized horse!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Animals introduce a series of first words in Monkey's Play Time and Bear's Good Night, both by Jane Cabrera. In the first, colorful illustrations feature Monkey cavorting with "Bear," "Dog" and "Sheep." A foldout spread wraps it up, revealing all the friends aboard a big horse. In the second, Bear cozies up with "Monkey," "Teddy" and "book." (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Part of the "Look Inside" series, its publisher gives this board book a suggested age range of 2 to 5. As it is a first wordbook, and each two-page spread offers only one word, that would seem to be expanding the book's options a little optimistically. "Bear," "dog," "sheep," "pig," and "duck" are good words, but they're generally in the vocabulary of most toddlers. The series' principle innovation is in adding a pop-up picture to the final spread, although it's called here a foldout. Cabrera's acrylic colors are bright, and her animals are charming. Her hand-lettering is big and easy to read. On first encounter, the foldout has the surprise element of a jack-in-the-box. As board books go, it's not a bad addition to the overworked genre. 2002, Candlewick,
— Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763617950
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Cabrera is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including EGG DAY, DOG'S DAY, and CAT'S COLORS. MONKEY'S PLAY TIME and BEAR'S GOOD NIGHT are her first two books with Candlewick Press. She lives in England.

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