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Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed
Contributor(s): Christelow, Eileen (Author)
ISBN: 0544488008     ISBN-13: 9780544488007
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2015
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
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Apes, Monkeys, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: E
Lexile Measure: 490
Series: Five Little Monkeys Story
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 9.4" W x 7.9" (0.30 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146071
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Christelow, Eileen: - Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including ten popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Vote!, and Robins!: How They Grow Up. She lives with her husband in East Dummerston, Vermont.

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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