Format: Board Book
Dimensions: 28 Pages, 5.91 × 4.72 × 0.79 in
Published: March 23, 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395900239
ISBN - 13: 9780395900239
From the Publisher
"NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!" The nursery rhyme "Five Little Monkeys" has long been a favorite song and finger play with the preschool set, but Eileen Christelow gives it new life as a hilarious picture book. Her expressive pencil and watercolor illustrations capture both the glee and the pratfalls of those misbehaving monkeys. A sure-fire hit at story hour, this rhythmic romp is a counting lesson, too, as the five bouncy bed-jumpers bump their heads and get hauled off to the doctor one by one. This board book edition is just the right size for small human hands. (IRA/CBC Children''s Choice Award, 1990)
About the Author
Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books,
including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most
recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren,
live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.
Eileen Christelow was born in Washington,
D.C. and grew up in a family of avid readers. It was in high school
that she first made the leap from reader to writer, publishing her
first stories in her high school''s magazine.
After studying art history and drawing in college, she
discovered a love of photography and began building a career as a
photographer. Her interest in children''s books was always strong,
and after the birth of her daughter, she began thinking about
writing one of her own. Her first book, Henry and the Red
Stripes, was published in 1981.
Since then, she has written and illustrated numerous
best-selling picture books including ten popular books about
the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog,
She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont,
and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.com
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As soon as they say good-night to Mama, the five little monkeys
start to jump on their bed. Trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they
fall off and hurt themselves. After the doctor issues a stern
order--No more monkeys jumping on hte bed!--they finally fall
asleep. Full-color illustrations.
"In this exuberant picture-book rendition of the popular nursery
rhyme, five little monkeys obediently bathe, brush their teeth, don
their pajamas, and nestle together under the covers. . . .
Squiggling, swirling lines of color capture the sense of unbridled
motion as the monkeys bounce and, one by one, topple from the bed.
. . . An amusingly presented counting exercise." Booklist,
"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow''s
expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal,