[Count the Monkeys] Kindle Ö Mac Barnett

Breaks the fourth wall in hilarious fashion Had my niece cracking up as she read it to me This is one of those picture books for ages 4 7 that will have them interacting with the reader and giggling their way through he pages We never really get to counting monkeys in Let s Count the Monkeys because the book is hijacked by ing cobras mongooses or is it mongeesecrocodiles s Count the Monkeys because the book is hijacked by ing cobras mongooses or is it mongeesecrocodiles and plenty of other zany folks including lumber jacks Along the way you ll be helping the reader by waving your arms yelling turning pages and generally becoming part of the story What a great Book To Play WITH While You Read to play WITH while you read narrator invites the young reader to count the monkeys in this amusing one to ten book but the opportunity never materializes as a variety of other animals usurp their place From the 1 King Cobra who scares away the monkeys in the first place to the 2 Mongooses who chase away the cobra each group of animals supplants the last until finally the reader is on the last page Fortunately or not there are some monkeys cavorting on the rear end paper so despite the claims in the text all is not lostAn amusing text by Mac Barnett author of such humorous picture books as Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem with plenty of narrative asides and observations as well as instructions "to the reader about various actions they should take in relation to the book makes Count the "the reader about various actions they should take in relation to the book makes Count the than your standard numberscounting title There s uite a bit of interactive fun to be had here and. Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages Full of fun read. Count the MonkeysAughing along with this counting book and the clever "concept behind it Best read aloud book of the year Lots of laughs Very fun and interactive book for "behind it Best read aloud book of the year Lots of laughs Very fun and interactive book for storytime Fabulous A hilarious twist to your typical counting book Wonderful illustrations Humor abounds begging for me to do this in preschool storytime I am a definite fan of Mac Barnett s books21914 Perfect for That s Crazy theme I used it to end off with 5 Little Monkeys as lead in song and a Monkey worksheet I think because the crowd got a little bigger they weren t able to see the details as much But they still got the humor The ids didn t pick up that what I was asking them was part of the book but the adults did and they loved that92914 10214 I had this as an option during the Morningside school visits that I did this week I read it in classes covering grades K 4 Very well received thought the 2nd grade class seemed the least to get it Odd that 12716 Closer in preschool Silliness theme One girl was an avid monkey lover and looked forward to this book the entire storytime So we sang 5 Little Monkeys beforehand to prep And they ADORED it So many laughs Loved getting involved And their smiles when I showed the end papers I love this book41017 Used in Movement storytime They really liked it This is a book that just begs to be Used in Movement storytime They really liked it This is a book that just begs to be aloud it is so funny and interactive And I think the ids the merrier I can just imagine the giggles spreading the glances exchanged It is silly good fun and I uite enjoyed Evin Cornell's luminous illustrations which will have young readers begging to count the monkeys all over agai. ,
I would imagine that this would make an excellent story hour selection The colorful artwork by Kevin Cornell adds to the sense of humor and the fun Recommended to anyone looking for counting books that are a little bit different or for children s stories with an interactive element in which children are prompted to respond both physically and verbally to the text I CAN T FRIGGIN WAIT TO READ THIS AT STORYTIME Kids three and up will absolutely fall in love with this book participation abounds in another winner and new classic from Mac Barnett Know That Every "know that every I read this to will make me count every single one of the monkeys on the final endpapers and I m perfectly fine with that Barnett has crafted a well thought out concept book that will hopefully be around for many years to come Whether you feel it sh This was a cute spin on the traditional counting books with the monkeys never actually showing up until the very end As readers prepare to count the monkeys other animals on various pages have apparently scared them off What s a reader to do Why count the number of other animals on each page of course The text and illustrations invite enthusiastic reader response for instance readers are cautioned to move slowly when they turn the page so they can slip past the ing cobra on the first page Along the way to ten readers will encounter seven wolves nine lumberjacks but not one single solitary monkey Apparently they ve all fled to the endpapers I enjoyed Er interactions and The Tomb of Iuchiban keeps readers guessing until the very last page Matching Mac Barnett's brilliant wit are