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Title:
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
Author:
Christelow, Eileen, author, illustrator.
Edition:
Deluxe edition.
Publication Information:
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
General Note:
"Free audio download, 'How to draw a monkey' and music & lyrics!"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780544283299
Format :
Book

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Introducing a special anniversary edition of a modern children's classic. Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head. The mama called the doctor. The doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed! " Even doctor's orders won't stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But you'll never guess what Mama does when the five little monkeys finally do fall asleep! Includes a free audio download, a "How to Draw a Monkey" activity, and music and lyrics for the much-loved song.


Author Notes

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 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)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-6. In this exuberant picture-book rendition of the popular nursery rhyme, five little monkeys obediently bathe, brush their teeth, don their pajamas, and nestle together under the covers. But mischief twinkles in their eyes as they bid good night to Mama. Squiggling, swirling lines of color capture the sense of unbridled motion as the monkeys bounce and, one by one, topple from the bed. After all five bandaged youngsters finally fall asleep, a relieved mama gratefully retires to her room . . . to bounce on her bed. An amusingly presented counting exercise. --Ellen Mandel


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this zany cumulative verse, five silly simian siblings insist on bedtime mayhem, and--heedless of the doctor's admonition--each suffers the same injury. Ages 3-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-- In a brief prelude to the title rhyme, five little monkeys ready themselves for bed, and say goodnight to their mother. Then, really getting down to business, they launch into some serious bed-jumping. Young children familiar with this popular finger play will appreciate Christelow's incorrigible monkeys, jumping with abandon, oblivious to the repeated warning: ``No more monkeys jumping on the bed!'' Newcomers will find the rhyme a delightful discovery which begs to be repeated. With each successive casualty, mother monkey dutifully consults the doctor, and bandages the wounds. Finally, all five battle-weary monkey children are asleep, and mother can go to bed. Colored pencil drawings in soft pastels depict the totally silly but lovable monkey family and its doctor. This is a natural for younger story hours, and can also be used with beginning readers. Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal. --Corinne Camarata, Port Washington Public Library, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.