Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This nursery rhyme 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.

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Five Little Monkeys sitting on the bed.....

User Review  - phyander -

That line is permanently branded on my brain. Kids will be graduating from college and Ill still know this book by heart for the next generation! Read full review

Great book.

User Review  - ANGELSUGA - Toys"R"Us

Pros:Deserves Multiple Readings Easy To Understand Relevant Well Written Bought this book for my 2 year old great neice. She immediately chased her mother around the yard with the book to get her to read it. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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

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