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Monkey Mayhem = Great Fun!
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2012
This is really a darling book! Using the characters from the beloved "five little monkeys songs/fingerplays," the author illustrates the two songs [Jumping on the Bed and Sitting in a tree], but then goes on to create more stories for them. She uses unexpected humor when after all the kids are chastised for jumping on the bed, Mama Monkey goes to her bedroom...and jumps on her bed too. Spoiler alert for "Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree": the monkeys do not get eaten by Mr. Crocodile. :-) Whew! Thank goodness for sequels. Additional stories in the treasury are:"Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, "Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake" and "Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car." They are all very creative and fun. Most importantly, kids love them. There is a table of contents, and each story is bordered with a different color on the bottom of the page, so it is easy to find where a new story begins. It also has a short lesson at the end on how to draw a monkey, the words to one of the songs and stickers for kids to have fun with. I purchased it as a used book on Amazon, got a great price and an almost perfect copy. The author has written two more stories about the monkeys that are not in the Treasury. They look really cute, as well, "Don't Wake Up Mama" and "Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed." They are also available at Amazon.