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Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Christelow, Eileen
ISBN: 0544302362     ISBN-13: 9780544302365
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: September 2014
Annotation: Looking forward to getting a new car, the five clever little monkeys clean and paint their run-down car to convince their cranky crocodile neighbors to buy it. By the best-selling creator of Letters From a Desperate Dog. 15,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Monkeys; Fiction.
Automobiles; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Alligators & Crocodiles
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2014037511
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Five Little Monkeys
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.75" H x 7.50" W x 0.75" (1.00 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
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

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall)
These further adventures of Christelow's five little monkeys find them cleaning up and selling Mom's broken-down, smelly car. The bouncy, tongue-twisting rhymes occasionally falter, but the resolution--in which the monkeys avert trouble by convincing a bunch of crocodiles to buy the car--will amuse. Colorful, exuberant illustrations depict appealingly independent and resourceful monkeys. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2000 May)
PreS-Gr 1-A slight story told in rhyme. The monkeys' old family car becomes too much trouble for Mama and is put up for sale. The five little ones take it upon themselves to spruce it up, but despite their good intentions, the vehicle ends up in a swamp. Some crocodiles come to the rescue and decide to buy the wreck and the monkey family drives off in a snazzy red convertible. The pencil-and-watercolor illustrations highlight the industrious little monkeys and their expressive faces as the mishap unfolds. The rhyme scheme enhances the story, such that it is, although it sometimes sounds forced. Children may enjoy this addition to the other stories about the little monkeys, but may need an explanation of the economics of selling a heap and ending up with a brand new car.-Denise Reitsma, Howe Library, Hanover, NH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.