TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Suzanne Williams

TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Williams tweaks the well-known story of ten little monkeys jumping on the bed in this enjoyable read-aloud. These monkeys don’t stop at jumping, but are injured one by one while running, skating, climbing, rolling, hiking, fishing, playing games and dressing up in costumes. Throughout, the first injured monkey, with her head wrapped in a bandage that she decorates with a flower, pops up in the illustrations. The rhymes are consistent and funny while subtly changing the usual refrain. Watts’s illustrations are saturated in deep color with round-faced monkeys and lots of wide-open mouths filling the pages with life. The monkeys’ mama and doctor are amusingly portrayed, especially as the doctor’s nerves become increasingly frayed. This winning combination of rhythmic text and child-friendly illustrations is rollicking fun. Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation of an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-06-059904-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2007




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