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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Big Book (Five Little Monkeys)

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As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.
Big Book, 32 pages
Published December 18th 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 1989)
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Chelsie Morrison
I can still hear the singing rhyme of the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed as sung by my mother when I was a little Girl. Eileen Christelow brings this rhyme to life in the picture book retelling of this classic story. Five little monkeys climb into bed after saying goodnight to their mother. Not quite ready to fall asleep, the five monkeys jump on the bed until "one fell off and bumped his head." The monkeys' doctor leaves them with the instruction: "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" A ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is a very cute, sing-song kind of book, one of a series of "Five Little Monkeys". It's funny, because I remember the counting song we used to sing in high school, "There were five in the bed and the little one said, 'Roll over, roll over.' So they all rolled over and one fell out, he hit the floor and his guts fell out. Please remember, to tie a knot in your pyjamas. Single beds are only made for four in the bed and the little one said..." and so on. This isn't the same song, obviously.

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Clare
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed is an appropriate cross curricular book for EYFS, SEN, EAL and lower ks1. The book is about five little monkeys jumping on the bed; one by one they fall off and bump their heads.
The book uses humour, repetition and rhyme to engage the reader. The simplicity and repetition makes this a fantastic book for early mathematics learners as well as a possible starting point for poem writing and learning how to use rhyme.
The animation supports the literature making
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Martiah Rall
Eileen Christelow wrote Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed in 1989. The story is about five little monkeys that are all getting ready for bed but when they get into their beds and their mom walks out they all start to jump on the bed. One by one they fall off the bed, mama calls the doctor, and the doctor tells them, “no more monkeys jumping on the bed”.

The book touches on the idea that kids are mischievous and going to bed is the last things on their minds when they are put down to go to sl
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Julia Whalen
"Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" would be a great introduction to counting and possibly even an early introduction to very simple subtraction. This book is very predictable, so it would be great for young children. The predictable and repetitive way in which it is told is goofy and sing-songy, making it fun and engaging for children to follow along. This book would be a good tool to use when beginning a lesson about counting or subtraction, and could be followed or paired with many monke ...more
Sashel Palacios
Another book that definitely reminds me of my childhood is Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed retold and illustrated by Eileen Christelow. Based on a classic story, this book tells the story of five little monkey who are siblings are getting ready for bedtime. The story progresses and shows the monkeys showering together, putting on their pajamas, and brushing their teeth. As they finish all their “bedtime chores” their monkey mother comes in to turn off the light and wish them a goodnight. ...more
Jennifer Bollinger
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Review: the book five little monkeys jumping on the book is a great book for young children to read. This book teaches the children that they should never jump up and down on their bed because you never know what's going to happen when you go back down from jumping. Also this book teaches children how to count how many monkeys are jumping in the bed and then how many monkeys fell out of the bed. This book is also great because there is a song that you could sing to the children after you
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Marissa
The book "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" is a great children's book to read to children. It's the classic song of the five little monkeys who jumped on the bed and bumped their head. Everyone knows this story, so it's no wonder it's a favorite for children.
The illustrations in the book are all colorful and there is no white space. There isn't much detail to the illustrations, just the basic bed and the monkeys jumping on the bed. I think this is because the children only need to focus
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Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. New York. Clarion Books.1989.

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Eileen Christelow's series based on the nursery rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, begins with this volume of the same title. Christelow has a very well illustrated retelling. There is even a twist at the end of the book. The illustrations are very well done and it has sparked a whole series of more Five Little Monkeys books which is a mark of its popu
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Jammie Mays
Five little monkeys is a classic story of what happens when the lights go out. The illustrator does a great job of keeping the reader focused on the action in the story by no coloring in the full page. The white boarders make it seem like their mischief is in the spotlight even though their mom has no idea. The illustrator draws the pictures so that they go across the gutter making the trouble they get into larger than life. The monkeys look very realistic and the author did a great job with the ...more
Haley Dowty
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow is an adorable classic picture book. I remember enjoying being read this book as a child. This book is great for children to get involved with while reading aloud. They can all join in on the chanting nature of this book. It also however acts as a good introduction to subtraction. As the monkeys fall off the bed there is one less jumping on the bed each time. It would be a good way to talk about subtraction with a class without the stud ...more
Rachel Stolzman
I remember loving this story when I was younger, and I still do. I memorized the story and would walk around the house all day reciting it. I think this book is great, because it not only is a fun story but it also has a little bit of math in it. The kids who are reading it are able to follow along with how many monkeys are left to jump on the bed. There are numerous lessons to be learned throughout the book--like how you should listen to authority figures so you don't get hurt and it shows the ...more
Maura
This book is a great for helping children learn subtraction. The book also makes children understand that if you do not listen to adults when they tell you to do something then something bad could happen. The book starts with five little monkeys jumping on the bed and one by one, they keep on falling off where the subtraction comes into play. The doctor tells the monkeys to stop jumping on the bed but they do not listen and end up getting hurt. I did a lesson around this book on subtraction. The ...more
Camille Ryckman
Brief summary 5 little monkeys get into mischief after their mom puts them to bed. The ending is a cute twist on appropriate adult behavior.
Annotation
A book that has wonderful drawing with very expressive monkey faces. This story is a repeating story, so it is easy for children to participate in the reading.
Age appropriateness
For children 0-5
Connection to six early literacy skills
It is fair for print awareness and letter knowledge. I think this book shines in phonological awareness because it ha
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Alex
The rhyme of the song Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is definitely one that young children can remember. Eileen Christelow brought this rhyme to life and retells the classic story. It's a great story to read aloud to young children, and it helps children start to count. This book is suited for preschool and kindergarten aged children. The students can learn how to count the five monkeys, and then eventually count backwards from five.

The illustrations of the book, help to bring this rhym
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Inspired Kathy
Classic song put into book form. My kids enjoy this song/story.
Pinky
Those goddamn monkeys. I hate this story.
Kristin Carney
This book was read to me all the time during my childhood and was one of my favorites. As for counting this book teaches counting backwards from five with a catchy little tune. Towards the end of the book if a child has never read it before, they should be able to sing and read along knowing what will happen next in the book. I just remember singing it with my mom when she read it to me. I love how the monkeys in the book are dressed in their pjs and the way they are drawn. Still will always be ...more
Kristin Carney
This book was read to me all the time during my childhood and was one of my favorites. As for counting this book teaches counting backwards from five with a catchy little toon. Towards the end of the book if a child has never read it before, they should be able to sing and read along knowing what will happen next in the book. I just remember singing it with my mom when she read it to me. I love how the monkeys in the book are dressed in their pjs and they way they are drawn. Still will always be ...more
Austin G
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head. Mamma called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

The story of the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, has to be one of may favorite counting books. It is such a fun story and is perfect for having children sing-along. The books has a great rhythm and pattern to it that students will easily be able to follow along. In addition it incorporates math by using a simple subtraction problem.
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Shanna Gonzalez
Most Americans are familiar with the popular nursery rhyme "Five Little Monkeys." Christelow takes this rhyme and illustrates it with cheery, lively colored-pencil illustrations, with a monkey mama and her five children. She opens the rhyme with a little bit of prose setup, as the monkeys prepare for bed -- then ends with a humorous illustration of mama jumping on her own bed, after the little monkeys finally fall asleep.

This story is about silliness, not moral instruction, but some parents may
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David
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow is the first in her Five Little Monkeys series. This matches the classic rhyme with a very silly picturebook about mischevious monkeys that just don't learn! Perhaps the most popular and beloved picture book about head injuries ever!

This is great silly fun. The story shows the monkeys taking a bath, putting on their PJs, brushing their teeth, saying good night to Mama, ... then jumping on their bed a bit too wildly. Emphasize to childre
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shranicky
This counting book by Eileen Christelow is about 5 little monkeys who all get ready for bed and after telling their mama goodnight, they all start jumping on the bed. Then, one by one, they all fall off and bump their heads on the ground. Every time the mom calls the doctor and the doctor always says "No more monkeys jumping on the bed". But they still continue to do. It starts out with 5 monkeys jumping, then 4, 3, 2, and finally 1. And every single one of them fall off and bump their heads.

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Leah Robinson
Another childhood classic, but admittedly not as a book. Until now I had never read this book, but used to sing the song all the time as a kid. After reading the story of monkeys disobeying their mother and getting hurt as a result I have mixed feelings about this book.
I really like the illustrations. they were fun and colorful matching the tone of the story- kids having fun. I like this book because I grew up reciting it. I also like it because its fun, relatable to kids (jumping on the bed),
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Ashley Wilson
I really enjoyed reading this book! I think it was most fun becasue as a child I loved the rhyme. Ihink this is a great childrens book becasue it reinforces concepts that children are most likely familiar with. Most kids will know the five little monkets rhyme/chant so putting it to a book to look a the monkeys jumping makes it interiging. It has a repeated pattern that is easy to follow that is also good for young children. Not only is there a repeated pattern but the backwards counting allows ...more
Jordan Brovelli
I chose Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow for my "counting" book. I chose this book because this is a classic counting book and helps children count backwards from five. I also chose this book because math can be hard for some students especially those who are visual learners. For visual learners counting backwards off the top of their heads can be a difficult thing to do but when illustrations are added to the process it can put these students' minds at ease. Five Litt ...more
Julie
As a childhood favorite, it is nearly impossible to get to "Five little monkeys jumped on the bed..." and not resort to that sing-song effect. Although this may be looked down upon in the reading of literature, I think that the repetitive nature of this book makes it more memorable for kids and allows them to more easily read it on their own. First of all, I love the rather whimsical colored-pencil drawings in this book. The illustrations do not contain so much excess detail that you are distrac ...more
Leslie
Five little monkeys is a classic. In that mocking little tone we all sing the song "five little monkeys jumping on the bed..".I think it is a good book for younger kids to learn how to count because five is such a small number. What I think it is really good for (possibly even older kids) is beginning to learn how to count backwards. This is a difficult concept for kids to learn, especially while they are still trying to count the right way!This book is super cute and interactive and will make y ...more
Comfort Olajide
I read this book and it is a story about Five Little Monkeys jumping On the Bed that fell off the bed one by one and broken their heads. Their mother took them one by one to see the doctor and the doctor asked them not to jump on the bed again for their safety. The book is good for Pre-schoolers and Toddlers for Counting 1 to 5 and Hand movements (finger Plays)and children Safety while in bed. It is a colourful, exciting and easy to follow book. It is good for rhyme.


My LEARNING EXPERINCE:

Bedtim
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Sam
COUNTING BOOK

This humorous counting book would be perfect for helping very young readers develop basic counting and reading skills. The simple vocabulary combined with the repetition of "Mama called the doctor. The doctor said: no more monkeys jumping on the bed!" make for an easy and enjoyable read for children and adults alike.

The simple but funny colored pencil illustrations add to the humor of this classic book. If you look closely at the monkey, you can see that as they each fall off of the
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