NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Jim Aylesworth

NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS

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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Exuberantly naughty monkeys abound in this energetic alphabet book. The rhyming text begins as the human parents of the 26 young monkeys head out for the evening. Each monkey makes trouble, starting with one tossing a paper airplane, the next jumping on the bed, sneaking chocolate cake, and so on. The words representing the letters of the alphabet (airplane, bed, cake, etc.) are in bold, colored type, helping those just learning their letters. The full-bleed illustrations in deep, vibrant colors are a riotous activity of monkey mischief; the comic rhymes add appropriate narration. Anyone who’s ever been naughty will recognize the emotion conveyed on the monkey’s little faces as they hide under the covers when their parents get home: being naughty was SO much fun, but now they’re a little worried about the consequences. Not to fear, they simply go off to the zoo in the morning, just as young readers go to school. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-525-46940-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2003




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