Good Night, Monkey Boy
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Good Night, Monkey Boy

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Who’s that eating a banana? Swinging from the shower curtain? Making faces in the mirror? Why, it looks like a monkey!

But not to Mommy. Mommy knows it’s her own monkey boy, and even monkey boys need their sleep. But first, they need to clean up their room and take a bath. Then she’ll read a story. “Good night, Monkey Boy . . . and no more bananas!”
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Dragonfly Books (first published 2001)
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It had been a long time since I read the twins Good Night Monkey Boy, but they asked me to read it this afternoon, and it was a fantastic blast from our past. We had the cable guy over hooking us up, and I was reading books to keep everyone quiet and corralled.

It is a quintessential boy book. Monkey Boy sneaks bananas into bed, he makes a mess with toothpaste, he hangs from the shower bar, but he is one little cutie. We called our boy a monkey before we found this book, but once we found it he b...more
This is a sweet bedtime story that speaks of family love. Monkey Boy is a charmer in spite of his monkey-like behavior. Any child who has been a little too wild during the day, will appreciate that Monkey Boy still gets plenty of loving and fun. Young children will be sure to enjoy his sly banana smuggling. His facial expressions are also adorable. It would be fun to mimic them while reading.

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Short and very simple story about a boy who does not want to go bed -- he'd rather pretend he is a monkey! Nice read to cap off a toddler story time. Given their seemingly universal appeal as one of the funniest of animals, how can you go wrong with monkeys, after all?
Apr 15, 2011 Kelly added it
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Clear that Krosoczka has refined his style and writing over time since this beginning picture book and others. I like the closeups of the faces but not the lack of talking/perspective from the boy's POV (point of view).
Kristi Biltoft
My daughter loves this book. She wants you to read it over and over again. The illustrations are fun and almost jump out of the pages at you. The story is one of discipline and love!
Beatnik  Mary
My review for this book appears on my blog, Cozy Little Book Journal:
My son loved the facial expressions of monkey boy, who like most boys wasn't exactly ready for bed. Cute book for bedtime!
The Styling Librarian
Enjoyed reading this with my kiddo, was concerned he might get some ideas from it though... Very cute bedtime story.
Dawn Little
A cute bed-time story. Reminds me of my son whom we called monkey when he was younger.
Neither group of kids were even the least bit interested in this book.
kinda cute, but something makes it fall short. :(
Wooden Horse
The "monkey child" loved it.
Carissa Thatcher
Carissa Thatcher marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2014
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka used to be a goofy kid that liked to draw. Now, he is a published author/illustrator with many books to his credit. Growing up in Worcester, MA Jarrett drew relentlessly and always had a cast of characters that he wrote stories for. In 9th grade, Jarrett won a contest with The Worcester Telegram & Ga...more
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