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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (1989)

by Eileen Christelow

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Mama puts the monkeys to bed, but they jump and jump. Soon, all five monkeys are hurt! This books is just like the popular song.
  troberts719 | Aug 8, 2015 |
What a great nighttime book! It has great rhythm and a great story line. Although monkeys don’t have bed and wear PJs it really shows the effect of jumping on the bed and following directions. It continues of counting the number of monkeys who hurt themselves. The pencil illustrations are playful and help bring the text to life.
  Samantha_Orawiec | Feb 15, 2015 |
Summary- It is a bedtime story of five little monkeys. When Mama monkey sends them to bed they start to play, doing what any kid would do; they jump on the bed. One by one all little monkeys fell off and got hurt. Mama monkey phones the doctor to check on her kids and the doctor told here “No more monkeys jumping on the bed”. After all of the little monkey have hurt heads and are fast asleep, Mama monkey goes to her room and promptly jump on her own bed.
Personal Reaction- I like this book. One of the little girls I babysit absolutely loves this book. She always likes to say what is coming next in the story. I will catch her singing the “5 little monkeys” song for the rest of the night. I also use the story when she starts to jump on her own the bed “ Do you want to end up like the monkeys and hurt you head?”
Classroom Extensions:
1.“Be like the little monkeys. Have the kids wear PJ's and head wraps to class.
2“ Bandage the monkeys”- Have the kids get into groups of five kids. Each kid needs to wrap an arm in toilet paper. The first team to get every member’s arm wrapped wins. You could incorporate the number 5 into other lesions and make “5” the number of the day. ( )
  Sarah0423 | Feb 11, 2015 |
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed is about five little monkeys who break the rules and jump on the bed and then get hurt. This picture book is a relatively easy read and comes in board book form as well. For kindergarten and up.
  bzittlosen | Dec 17, 2014 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked the way that the story was written. The story was engaging because it rhymed and was very catch, while flowing at a good pace. An example of this is how the story repeats itself by saying “no more monkeys jumping on the bed!” This becomes expected each time one falls off the bed. A second reason I liked the story was because of the illustrations. One example of an illustration I liked was of the monkeys’ faces when they were getting yelled at for jumping on the bed. This showed the monkeys as sad and scared, which was different from when they were misbehaving. Another example I liked was at the end when the illustration showed the mom jumping on the bed. I thought this was a good illustration because she looked happy and was having fun when she told her children that it was not okay to jump on the bed. The big idea of this story was for entertainment. Also, a big idea could be reasons why it is a bad idea to jump on the bed and how you could get hurt from it. ( )
  AllisonStrait | Oct 6, 2014 |
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For Heather, Morgan, Joni, Grady, Stefan
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It was bedtime.
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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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