Five little monkeys and their mama walk down to the river for a picnic supper. While Mama takes a snooze, the five little monkeys climb a tree. Why? To tease Mr. Crocodile! "Can't catch me!" they shout, and Mr. Crocodile opens his big mouth: SNAP! Oh, no, now there are only four little monkeys! A second little monkey teases Mr. Crocodile, he snaps his jaws, and that little monkey also disappears--or seems to. Eileen Christelow's mischievous monkeys first charmed young readers and listeners in Five Little Monkeys Jumpinng on the Bed. They will win even more followers with this rhythmic new counting book about disappearances--and surprise reappearances. Hardcover edition.
While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.
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 www.christelow.com.
"Brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork, done in mixed media, spreads across wide pages, capturing the exuberant antics of the mischievous critters. A nice bit of fun." School Library Journal