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Children's LiteratureIn rollicking verses that beg to be read aloud, seven monkeys go through the week beginning on Sunday in the park. One monkey stays behind with a magic show. On Monday, on the way home from the beach, another monkey drops out to jive at Monk's Cafe. By Tuesday, five monkeys still claim to be free of the love bug that seems to have bitten the others, but only four leave Miss Monkey's candy store at the zoo. And so it goes through the week, one monkey each day succumbing to affection found at the fair, the gym, the rugby match, until only one is left alone on Saturday night, but not for long. When we see the seven again on a Sunday in the park, they are complete with "seven spunky spouses" and "seven busy babies" all having fun together. Munsinger seems to have a great time with these seven long-tailed simians. Her pen-and-ink lines delineate the range of hyperactive situations while transparent watercolors add eye-appeal without slowing down the action. Emotions are clearly visible, particularly as the love-struck are delighted and the rest are dismayed. Great fun for all. 2005, Harcourt, Ages 3 to 7.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz