By Lorena Siminovich
Hardcover, 32 pages.
This is a cheery tale of the well known and loved game, monkey see, monkey do. Monkey prances around imitating the special traits of his many friends. Monkey jumps and roars and flaps his arms, but rabbit, lion and bird set him straight.
"No, silly monkey,
I'm a rabbit.
I can jump and bounce real high."
Silly monkey learns everyone has their own special trait when his animal friends copy him and swing way up high. The attention seeking monkey corrects them, showing off his swinging talent.
This story emphasizes the distinct characteristics of each animal. Moreover, the author incorporates an underlying message teaching children to embrace their own unique qualities.
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." ― Oscar Wilde
This popular quote connects to the story and is a message both parents and teachers should emphasize to their children and students. (Just a thought!)
This hardcover book is sure to catch the eye of young readers. Each page is flooded with the perfect combination of pastel colors. It is an easy read for young ones that will leave them gazing at the youthful yet detailed illustrations. Every body part of each animal is detailed with a different texture. For example, the elephant's ears are not just blue, but detailed with a spectrum of blues, creating a checkered pattern.
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