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Eileen Christelow

Author of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

48+ Works 17,995 Members 279 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Eileen Christelow was born in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 1943. As a child, books were a huge part of Christelow's life: they were always presents for her birthday and Christmas, as well as when she was sick. Much of her childhood was spent reading and rereading them. In high school, Christelow show more wrote stories for the school magazine, and planned on majoring in English in college. Instead, when Christelow entered her freshman year at college she became interested in art history and eventually found her true passion in photography. Christelow received her B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and soon after she began photographing buildings for architects and shooting photo essays on urban life for small magazines. While earning a living as a photographer and graphic designer, Christelow began experimenting with writing and illustrating children's picture books. Her first published book, Henry and the Red Stripes, was inspired by a poster she created for a science museum. Many of Christelow's books, including Don't Wake Up Mama!, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and Henry and the Dragon, have been named Children's Choice Books of the Year by the Children's Book Council and the International Reading Association. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Christelow has published over a dozen books and her photographs have appeared in publications such as Home, Progressive Architecture, and the New York Times Book Review. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: On Brownsville Rock, Mount Ascutney, Vermont By Heidi Parker - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52816452

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Works by Eileen Christelow

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (1989) 6,547 copies, 76 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (1991) 2,057 copies, 31 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed (2007) 1,982 copies, 13 reviews
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do (1996) 1,094 copies, 18 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake (1992) 971 copies, 9 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car (2000) 816 copies, 16 reviews
Vote! (2003) 750 copies, 21 reviews
What Do Authors Do? (1995) 642 copies, 6 reviews
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? (2002) 475 copies, 20 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek (2004) 385 copies, 11 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury (2009) 320 copies, 1 review
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping (2007) 288 copies, 6 reviews
The Great Pig Escape (1994) 195 copies, 5 reviews
The Five-Dog Night (1993) 174 copies, 9 reviews
Jerome Camps Out (1998) 163 copies, 3 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat (2013) 156 copies, 2 reviews
What Do Illustrators Do? (1999) 124 copies, 5 reviews
Robins!: How They Grow Up (2017) 91 copies, 4 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath (2012) 86 copies, 1 review
The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner (1986) 77 copies, 2 reviews
Letters from a Desperate Dog (2006) 73 copies, 4 reviews
The Great Pig Search (2001) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Henry and the Dragon (1984) 52 copies, 4 reviews
The Desperate Dog Writes Again (2010) 50 copies, 4 reviews
Olive and the Magic Hat (1987) 35 copies
Jerome the Babysitter (1985) 29 copies, 1 review
Henry and the Red Stripes (1982) 28 copies
Glenda Feathers Casts a Spell (1990) 21 copies, 1 review
Jerome and the Witchcraft Kids (1988) 15 copies, 1 review
Gertrude, the Bulldog Detective (1992) 15 copies, 2 reviews

Associated Works

The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock (1990) — Illustrator — 365 copies, 6 reviews
The Pumpkin Fair (1997) — Illustrator — 111 copies, 8 reviews
The Family Storybook Treasury (2011) 69 copies, 1 review
The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin (Mr Pin #1) (1989) — Illustrator — 62 copies
Mr. Pin: The Chocolate Files (1990) — Illustrator — 32 copies
Oliver Dibbs and the Dinosaur Cause (1986) — Illustrator, some editions — 29 copies, 1 review
Dilly Dilly Piccalilli (1989) — Illustrator — 19 copies
The Spy Who Came North from the Pole: MR. PIN, Vol. III (1993) — Illustrator — 16 copies
A Fish Named YUM: MR. PIN, Vol. IV (1994) — Illustrator — 7 copies

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My husband and I read this to the baby. Cute especially the ending.
 
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LaPhenix | 75 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
We loved this! The best part is the recipes at the end.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 1 other review | Apr 14, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
 
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Works
48
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Members
17,995
Popularity
#1,222
Rating
3.8
Reviews
279
ISBNs
302
Languages
5
Favorited
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