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Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed Special Edition (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. "Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Published (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.

It...more
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...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
Rate: 4

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...more
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...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...more
Inspired Kathy
Classic song put into book form. My kids enjoy this song/story.
Mike
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....more
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...more
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...more
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.

Fi...more
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),...more
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...more
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...more
Laura Driskell
This is one of my favorite counting books, as a child and when working with two year olds at daycare. This is a book that also has a catchy song that goes with it, which allows the children to remember the illustration in the book, when they are later singing the song. I know after reading it I kept on singing “One fell off and bumped his head…..” The adorable monkey color pencil illustrations, are great, but not too much detail to distract from the reading. Children have a hard time counting ba...more
Catherine Kirk
This counting book retells the classic nursery rhyme of the five little monkeys who jumped on the bed, falling off and bumping their heads one by one. Each time one monkey gets hurt, the doctor says “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” but the monkeys continue to disobey.

The illustrations in this book are whimsical in nature, reflecting the story. They help to illustrate what is happening in the storyline, and I really like that they are done with coloring pencils, since usually picture books ar...more
Mika Perez
This little story is absolutely adorable, and very enlightening for high energy kids. Although the illustrations were not the best, the story line really kept my interest, especially when each little kid got hurt and realized they should stop jumping. Some parents probably enjoyed reading that lesson to their kids. Then when the mom starts jumping and the "oh, that's why!" moment hits you, it just makes the book that much better.
Madison Daub
For a counting book I chose Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow. I really like this book. I remember reading this book as a child and loving it. I think it is a good book to help with counting because it gives children a fun and creative way to learn to count. The children can relate to the crazy little monkeys because they are wild and playful just like children can be. I think the illustrations with the colored pencil look gives a fun monkey family that young children w...more
Mallory
My mother used to sing this song to me and my siblings when we were younger. However, we sing the version of the monkey swinging in a tree, "teasing Mr. Alligator, can't catch me!" That would be another fun picture book. Now, I get to hear her sing to my niece and nephews. :)

This is a fun read-a-long for the song...I found myself singing along in my head. I'm sure little kiddies will love to not only sing the song but have cute pictures to look at.
Courtney
The classic tale of five monkeys jumping on the bed will never get old. First, the five monkeys get ready for bed by taking a bath, putting on their pajamas, and brushing their teeth (which I think is great to include in the story). Then, instead of going straight to bed, they start jumping on the bed! One by one, they fall off and "bump their head", but instead of learning from the mistake of the last monkey, they all continue jumping and eventually all get hurt.
This is a little bit of a way t...more
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