Monday, June 11, 2018

More Fun Than A Barrel of Monkeys! Five Little Monkeys: Five Minute Stories by Eileen Christelow

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys?

It's more Five Little Monkeys stories by Eileen Christelow, with the author's one-of-a-kind illustrations, all together in one volume--perfect for reading aloud at bedtime, great fun for long car trips, for beginning readers to practice their skills, and great to get some giggles out of kids at any time!

Author-illustrator Eileen Christelow began in 1989 with her hilarious hit re-telling of the old nursery counting song, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story),  but she didn't stop there. Her five little monkeys have gotten into all sorts of snicker-producing adventures--washing the car, trick-or-treating, baking birthday cakes, and trying to read under the covers in their long history of rhyming, easy-reading stories. Now Eileen Christelow has rounded up eight of her most popular books into one handy volume of eight great stories, Five Little Monkeys 5-Minute Stories (A Five Little Monkeys Story) (Houghton Miffle Harcourt, 2018).(See some reviews here.)

Sticking to the meter and rhyme schemes of the traditional song in each story, author Christelow keeps her little subjects up to all kinds of monkey shines, and in her artwork, Christelow proves herself the master of the sight-gag, keeping all five of her little characters (and Mama Monkey, as well) monkeying around in non-stop fun. For novice readers, the rhyming lines and the jolly artwork provide plenty of sound and visual cues to make for easy going. Each story can be read in about five minutes, but--WARNING!--It's hard to stop at just one. In fact, parents and kids will be saying, "I can't believe I read the whole book!"

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