Author: Ed Vere
Illustrator: Ed Vere
Source: Local Library
One monkey has a banana. One does not. As you can imagine, this creates some friction. The second monkey attempts to obtain said banana by all the usual methods: demands, temper tantrums, even pathetic sobbing. But none of these will work; the first monkey is waiting for one particular word.
I got this book and immediately took it into storytime. It’s not an exaggeration to say the the kids adored it. Probably some of that was my willingness to imitate a monkey throwing a temper tantrum. With its simple yet immediately recognizable storyline, its bright and bold colors, and of course, the aforesaid monkey throwing a temper tantrum, this has a permanent place in my storytime collection.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Sounds like a fun book - thanks for the review!
Ed Vere has a special knack for creating spot on picture books. Do you know his Mr Big? (it was given free to all UK children who started nursery a few years ago as part of a state sponsored book gifting scheme)
PBtB, I did not know of that book, but it's on my list now! Thanks for the heads-up. I read everything Vere puts out.
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