Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett

“Monkey and me, Monkey and me, Monkey and Me, We went to see…”... read more

“Monkey and me, Monkey and me, Monkey and Me, We went to see…” The rhyming refrain on every other page is the same, but what changes is the body language of the little girl playing with her stuffed monkey. Each time, she pretends to be a particular animal, so that astute young readers can predict whether she and Monkey will see penguins, kangaroos, bats, elephants, or monkeys. Each species is shown on the alternating wordless page spreads. The pattern and picture clues offer a predictability that will make this both a good read-aloud and a good book for children who are just beginning to read on their own. The spirited two-color line drawings capture the energy of a playful child who wears herself out by the end of the book and falls asleep. (Ages 2–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

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