Spunky Little Monkey

Spunky Little Monkey

Sleepy little monkey won't get out of bed. Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said:"Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Gooseberry Pies --Monkey needs some exercise!"Sleepy little monkeys everywhere will clap, stomp, shake, and cheer -- while chanting this rhythmic, energetic dance song based on a popular playground game. And as they move their heads, hands, hips, and feet -- ev...

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Title:Spunky Little Monkey
Author:Bill Martin Jr.
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ISBN:0545776430
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

Spunky Little Monkey Reviews

  • Michelle Lynn
    Dec 19, 2016

    A fun book to energize any young reader.

    Monkey doesn't want to get out of bed. He's like just about every child (and adult) in the morning. But waking up is important so his mom calls the doctor to figure out what to do. He has just the thing. This starts him off on a chant of sorts with instructions along the way. The monkey has to do things like clap his hands, stomp his feet, and shake - all in the name of exercise.

    This book is fantastic because it gets the kids involved in more than just li

    A fun book to energize any young reader.

    Monkey doesn't want to get out of bed. He's like just about every child (and adult) in the morning. But waking up is important so his mom calls the doctor to figure out what to do. He has just the thing. This starts him off on a chant of sorts with instructions along the way. The monkey has to do things like clap his hands, stomp his feet, and shake - all in the name of exercise.

    This book is fantastic because it gets the kids involved in more than just listening to the story. Every move the monkey has to make is repeated so kids can get up and join in. It's the kind of book they'll have memorized in no time, singing "rutabaga, rutabaga" as they play.

    I don't recommend reading this before bedtime, because you won't get them to sleep. They'll want to be up and doing the dance. Good luck calming them down after that. No, this is much better as a tool to energize that kid who seems sluggish and tired during the day. Get them off the couch and stomping their feet.

    Spunky Little Monkey is an energetic and fun read with adorable images that kids will fall in love with easily, making them want to get up and moving more often.

  • Julia Erlanger
    Jan 03, 2017

    This book, by the brilliant team behind several children's classics, combines two amazing playground rhymes into a book-chant that I am COMPLETELY going to put in my storytimes for the next year. We'll all get up and move and get ready to play together. It's brilliant.

    Highly recommend looking up a video of a child doing this rhyme if you didn't grow up with it, because "Let's get the rhythm of the head, DING DONG," should sound right to those who know it from playground clapping games.

  • Carol Mccoy
    Jan 06, 2017

    This is the cutest book ever!!! Bill Martin has another hit. The book starts with a sleepy little monkey who will not get out of bed. The author uses a very familiar line from the "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" song: "Mama called the doctor and the doctor said..." but the next line is "Apple juice, orange juice, gooseberry pies - rutabaga, rutabaga, sis boom bah!" That one is new to me. The rest of the book is about how the mom gets the monkey moving and out of bed, i.e. "First you get

    This is the cutest book ever!!! Bill Martin has another hit. The book starts with a sleepy little monkey who will not get out of bed. The author uses a very familiar line from the "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" song: "Mama called the doctor and the doctor said..." but the next line is "Apple juice, orange juice, gooseberry pies - rutabaga, rutabaga, sis boom bah!" That one is new to me. The rest of the book is about how the mom gets the monkey moving and out of bed, i.e. "First you get the rhythm of the head" Ding-Dong!" There are other easy to follow movements and sounds - clapping, stomping, shaking. After going through all the movements in row at the end, the movements are then done in reverse order. The illustrations are colorful and bright and the words are big.

    What a great way to introduce the concepts of body parts, sound and movement. We will probably use it for storytime here at the library.

  • Karyn
    Jan 12, 2017

    Such a fun book to use in a group setting , you can have them do the motions with you.

  • Samantha
    Jan 30, 2017

    A fun audience participation book that will get everyone up and dancing during Storytime.

    Monkey feels a little sick, so the Doctor prescribes some exercise!

    Vibrant digital illustrations. Great read aloud for Toddlers and PreK.

  • Kelly Snyder
    Feb 02, 2017

    Martin knocked out of the park, I think, with this little book about a monkey who won't get out of bed. When he does decide to rise and shine watch out world here he comes! This little book is great to get kids moving: clapping stomping and shaking all the way! This would be a great read aloud in a story time with many kids or just one who likes to move. Have fun with and maybe pair with some musical instruments.

  • Brian
    Feb 03, 2017

    Good book for very young children....establishing rhythm and repetition to teach a child to 'read' for themselves.

  • Karen
    Feb 03, 2017

    A combination of monkeys jumping on the bed and if you are happy and you know it. Cut but at first I had the idea of Curious George. Even though the Man in the Yellow Hat does not appear - you have a monkey in a yellow raincoat. It was just ok

  • Maria Shuffit
    Feb 18, 2017

    Nice little book that would be great to read aloud and have a child or a group of kids move to. Not exactly a read-aloud storybook type of picture book like I was expecting, so it wasn't really up my alley, but I imagine this would be a fun way to open up a story time if you have an antsy group of kids who need to burn off some energy!

  • Stephanie Tournas
    Feb 22, 2017

    Rhythmic rhyming text, very cute illustrations - this will be great for 1-2 yr old story time.