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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (1989)

by Eileen Christelow

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Preschool
  SteppLibrary | May 9, 2018 |
Five little monkeys have fun going to bed.....Finally they all go to sleep....
  CECC9 | May 6, 2018 |
When opening the book to the first page it shows you how books can make you feel so many different emotions. Sometimes kids love to get read to by their parents and beg for more stories, just like the monkeys in this book. They are so excited to keep reading they don't want to go to sleep. Their mother has to come in the room multiple times to tell them to go to sleep until finally she takes the books away, and she reads them. She wanted to see what all the hype was about. Reading made the monkeys tired, and after reading so many meaningful stories they went to bed. This book reminds me of Five Little Monkeys Jumping in the Bed, but there is a twist on the story plot. This is a great funny story to read to younger readers. ( )
  Gsmith0930 | Dec 5, 2017 |
Christelow, E. (1989). 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

This book is about five monkey siblings who get ready for bed and once their mother leaves, start jumping on the bed. After the first one falls and hurts himself, the doctor tells them not to do it again, but none of the monkeys listen until every single one of them falls and hurts themselves.

This book is cute and I remember reading this or hearing the story/song many times as a child. It was a good story to share about listening to what grownups say because otherwise you'll regret it.

The text is simple and full of repetition. It is predictable but that allows the reader to follow along and even read it for themselves if they know what is going to happen. The story is humorous but has a good lesson. It is also a good way to introduce children to math as they can start counting backwards as each monkey falls off the bed and can no longer jump on the bed.

The illustrations are colored pencil scribble and are fun and colorful.

This is a cute book for young readers to teach them basic subtraction. ( )
  KellyHedine | Jul 31, 2017 |
Elementary
  SteppLibrary | Mar 22, 2017 |
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"Five Little Monkeys Juping on the Bed" is a story about five monkeys having too much fun on a bed. As they jump with fun, one monkey at a time falls off the bed. Once the last little monkey jumps off the bed , the mother monkey is happy. Why? Because the mother can finally go to bed in peace. This story is great book to read before introducing numbers to students. It will help students with their counting and will be a joy read for them.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395900239, Board book)

“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)

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A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.

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