“Witty...An altogether fresh presentation.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Delectable...A book that is meant to be read aloud.”—School Library Journal
“No ordinary counting book...Beautifully illustrated.”—Child Magazine
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Poor Monkey. All she has to eat are sour lemons. One day she spies a banana tree on a faraway island, but the only way to get there is to navigate the crocodile-infested waters of the Sillabobble Sea. That’s no problem when you’re a brave and clever monkey who can count to ten and back!
Judy Sierra holds a Ph.D. in folklore from UCLA. She is the author of many esteemed children's books, including Nursery Tales Around the World, winner of the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society, and Good Night, Dinosaurs. She is also the reteller/compiler of several books of folklore for teachers and storytellers. Ms. Sierra lives in Northern California.
WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.
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My son brought this home from his school library. My husband read it to him 3 times almost in a row and I think we all can recite it word for word now. Very good book to help kids learn to count without knowing they are learning. This is a good book idea for Santa to deliver.
I read this book at story time to a bunch of four year olds, and they absolutely loved it. Out of all the books I read at story time, they liked this book best. They thought the pictures were hilarious, not to mention that I do to, and laughed through the whole thing. My favorite picture was of the crocodiles in pink mohawks.