Monkey and Me
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This could still be repetitive but have a learning angle that would make purchasing it a better investment. I had the children come up one at a time and look at the page where she was pretending and tell me what it looked like she was doing. In 2008 Emily was awarded the rare honour of a second CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS.
and the animal they want to see is discovered in a fun and colorful way when the reader turns the page. Summary from SPL: A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals, everything from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins.My favorite part of the story is when the girl and her monkey discover the kangaroo and she puts Monkey in her shirt as if she had a pouch, too. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and waving their arm like an elephant’s trunk! I love the sketchy vibe of the illustrations paired with the softness of watercolor or almost chalk like colors.
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is a beautifully illustrated story full of animal fun – p erfect for cheeky monkeys everywhere! The repetition in the text pulls young readers into a feeling of suspense, while the girl and her monkey's actions give a entertaining clue to what comes next. I thought that after the surprises of the first reading had been discovered, my kids might lose interest in the book, but my three year old has been chanting the words, in a sing-song voice, 'monkey and me, monkey and me,' and asking to read it over and over. In Monkey and Me, there is not a lot of repetitive sounds, but there is a lot of guessing what is to come on the next page. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.
Her first picture book WOLVES was published in August 2005 to great acclaim, winning the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and a clutch of other awards it marked the beginning of a stellar career creating extraordinary books for children. Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Meerkat Mail , Tidy , and Old Hat .
I think that this really illustrates how much children actually know about things we wouldnt expect them to know about. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and hanging upside down like a bat! Also in the end when the little girl falls asleep I would have preferred the last frame be her laying down for nap time. The illustrations on each page show the little girl and her little monkey acting out the next animals behavior.I really love the use of shading and showing how the little girl drew the adventures described in the book at the end. It’s a great wind down book, as it’s short and sweet, and also perfect to get kids moving, doing the actions for each animal and making their noises.