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Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Christelow, Eileen
ISBN: 0544173309     ISBN-13: 9780544173309
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: April 2014
Annotation: Mama has said it is time for "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed," but her five little monkeys cannot resist reading just a few more books to one another.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Stories in rhyme.
Books and reading; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2014012972
Lexile Measure: 260
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Series: Five Little Monkeys
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.75" H x 7.50" W x 1.00" (1.00 lbs) 34 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Eileen Christelow has created many picture books, including the wildly popular Five Little Monkeys series, Vote!, and two books about Emma, the Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in East Dummerston, Vermont. To learn more about Eileen and her books, please visit

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
Despite Mama's instructions, the monkeys help themselves to more books after lights-out. Each story elicits a cacophony of hoots, howls, sobs, or cheers, bringing Mama running to spout her refrain: "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed!" The troublemaking monkeys' antics highlight the pleasures of reading. An entertaining twist at the end--and the rambunctious illustrations--will delight fans.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 September)

PreS-Gr 1—Mama is too tired to read to her five little monkeys, so they decide to spread out their books on their bed and read to themselves. They cry when the books are sad, and cheer at the appropriate moments. In spite of their mother's admonition to turn out the light, they read a ghost story and frighten themselves, and Mama storms in. And so it continues until they finally to go sleep. Children will be amused by Christelow's colorful pen-and-ink cartoons of expressive and active monkeys and her jaunty rhyming couplets. It will also be fun to explore the titles of the books scattered about the monkeys' extra-wide bed in order to anticipate the siblings' reactions for each story. Since the publication of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Clarion, 1989), youngsters have enjoyed seven titles in this popular series. They will continue to be delighted, as this time the monkeys turn the tables on their mother at the conclusion of the tale.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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