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There are two very different books
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2012
There are two very different books being sold and reviewed, but they both start out on the same product page. The title of both is "Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed" and they are both by Eileen Christelow. However, one of them is a hardback with 40+ pages and the other is a paper back with eight pages. The former is the actual book; the latter is a promo put out by Scholastic Books. The problem is that Amazon does not seem to realize there are two different books. On the original product description page, they have the book as having three different formats: hard cover, soft cover and kindle. The description on the original page is correct. However, if you click on the used/paper back format link, it takes you to the eight-page book. Unless, when you are on that page, you click on the link that says "return to product description", and then scroll down and read the description, you will not know that you have started looking at the promo, 8-page book. It is extremely misleading. I ended up ordering the eight page book by mistake, then had to order the hard back. It appears that the original book has not yet been produced as a paper back. The way you can tell the difference between the two versions, is to look for the little red label, centered at the bottom of the cover page. If it says "Scholastic Books," that is the eight page version. I would not recommend getting it....but the hard back book is very cute.