Ages: 0 – 6
Grades: PreKindergarten – 1st Grade
Description: Christelow’s Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is a classic book about counting. The monkeys jump on the bed and fall off one by one, until there are no monkeys left.
Uses: This book is a storytime classic! The rhyming text and repetitive phrases make this an idea book for young child and/or toddler storytime. Librarians can make this book active by getting children to act out the monkey’s movements. Children can jump with the monkeys jump, and make monkey movements during the book.
Camarata, C., Jones, T. E., Gale, D., & Suhr, V. M. (1989). Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Book). School Library Journal, 35(11), 62.
Tags: concept books, counting, monkeys, rhyme, animals, jumping