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Night Monkey Day Monkey

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  10 reviews
An excellent choice for bedtime, this Smarties Book Prize–winning tale of two confused monkeys illustrates the differences between daytime and nighttime

Night Monkey and Day Monkey's worlds are as different as night and day! What one fears, the other one loves, what one understands, only confuses the other. But in learning about each other's opposite worlds and laughing at
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Egmont UK (first published April 1st 2002)
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Selma D
Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lucy Richards
Age range I would use it for: Key stage 1, 3 – 6 Years

Brief Synopsis:
Two monkeys that live in a jungle, wake up at different times of the day that they are used to, and retell what they noticed.

My Opinion:
The book represents concepts that children can relate to, they are discovering their surroundings just like the monkeys. The day monkey is learning new things about their jungle in the night, such as; shadows and n
Night Monkey Day Monkey
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by: Lucy Richards

This is a classic picture story book about two monkeys with differences; they both live in the same jungle but are not aware of how different they are, each one is only familiar with its own world. Spending time in each other’s different world enabled each one of them learns something new. What seems normal to Day Monkey was absurd to Night Monday, but in the end they reached a compromise on how they could still spend t
Michael Watts
This is the story of two monkeys who wake at different times of day, one stays awake through the night, the other through the day. Night monkey is afraid of everything, until day monkey explains that these things are all harmless and aren't scary in the day time. The two monkeys remain friends and meet up every day at dusk.

I like the way this book is written. It deals well with the fear of the dark and how ordinary and small things can become terrifying at night, but it does not talk about this

This book would be a great one to use with younger children. It is about two monkeys. One loves the day and one loves the night. They don't get along until they learn to appreciate their differences. This would be wonderful to read when introducing students to multiple perspectives. The monkeys don't understand things that the other monkey sees every day. Day monkey doesn't know that the banana in the sky is just the moon because he always sleeps during the night. They learn how to meet in the m
Claire Hart
Night Monkey and Day Monkey come from different worlds (night and day!). Day Monkey finds that everything looks and sounds different in Night Monkey's world and this frightens him. Night Monkey also finds Day Monkey's world very different and this frightens her too. Despite their differences, they manage to find a commonplace (at sunrise) and they share a beautiful friendship.

I like this book as it conveys a lovely story and contains sweet illustrations.

I feel that this book would be best used i
Ainsley H-m
Used based on recommendation from uni lecturer.
Gave it to one of my higher ability GR groups in year 3.
Linked comprehension questions to p4c with brilliant outcomes in writing and deeper thinking. Also provided some great cues for group discussion on fears and worries.
Can be used at with a lower age group brilliantly to assist nippers with telling the difference between night and day.
Mamoon Razaq
This is a amazing book about two monkeys, one that comes out during the day while the other one comes out at night. They both set out to explain about how they live and through that they describe the differences between day and night.

Both the monkeys end up confusing each other, but they become good friends.

The illustrations are great and in the pictures you see other animals, some that come out at night and some during the day. Then there is some great rhyming in the book.

The book can be used
Evie J
Mom loves to read this book to me. The words flows of the tongue like no other story. The book also came with a CD that allows me to listen to the book and includes comprehension questions, songs and games.
Apr 13, 2009 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I was expecting more...while it was still cute, I was expecting more of a plot...but it was okay.
Gary Brown
Niamh's review: 'We like it when night monkey goes first .... Illustrations are funky'.
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Growing up
I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Cho
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