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Къде е мама?

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,188 ratings  ·  247 reviews
Ако и вашето дете задава този въпрос по сто пъти на ден, значи книгата на Джулия Доналдсън е точно за него. Маймунката се е загубила в джунглата и с помощта на една добра пеперуда се опитва да намери мама. Сред толкова много животни – големи, малки, летящи, пълзящи, пеещи и подскачащи – откриването ѝ се оказва трудна, но интересна задача. Неочакваните недоразумения и смешн ...more
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published October 2019 by Жанет - 45 (first published March 27th 2000)
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Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant picture book by Donaldson and Scheffler.

A lost baby monkey seeks help from a butterfly as they try and reunite with their mother.
The clever aspect of this tale is the butterfly being unsure who they're looking for as their babies differ from them.

It's a great educational journey throughout the jungle as the pair meet a variety of species.
When little monkey can't find his mother, butterfly offers to help in the search. Little monkey says that his mother is big, so butterfly leads him to... an elephant. No, that's not right! Little monkey says his mom is furry, so butterfly leads him to... a bat.

Where's My Mom? is a sweet and funny rhyming tale about a little monkey trying to find his mom. My kids love it, and so do I. 5 stars!
First and foremost narrationally, textually poetic and engagingly sweetly entertaining (and yes indeed, this is in my opinion generally the case with regard to Julia Donaldson's delightful picture books), Where's My Mom is actually and in fact also not just a fun and rollicking little account of how one lost little baby monkey is finally (after much searching and many so-called false starts) reunited with her mother (and yes, I am going to assume that the little monkey in question is female and ...more
Shoshana G
This was a big hit at story time. I was worried it would be too long, but the rhymes kept the littler ones engaged, and the older ones liked the story. Several of the adults laughed out loud multiple times!
This continues to be my favourite Julia Donaldson book. I can't remember how many times I have read it to my Kindy classes over the years (even if I ended up giggling more than they did) and - with added theatrics - year six enjoyed it just as much. It's lovely to see the older kids choosing to read picture books! ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Little monkey has lost his mum but a passing butterfly tells him that she will help him to find her. The only clue that Little Monkey can give butterfly is 'She's big! Bigger than me.'

This leads butterfly on a wild goose, or more appropriately to begin with, a wild elephant, chase. Little monkey has to tell him that it isn't his mum and he gives butterfly another clue - 'her tail coils round the trees'.

Once more this misleads butterfly as she produces a snake, so Little Monkey has to tell him th
Charlie White
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monkey puzzle is the tale of a young monkey who searches for his mum with the help of a butterfly. Confusion unfolds as the butterfly uses only the most immediate piece of information when looking for the monkey's mum, for example 'She's big!' declares the monkey 'bigger than me' and using this information the butterfly takes the monkey to an elephant.
This pattern continues with humour and rhyme as the animal pair meet numerous other animals until the monkey is finally reunited with its mum and
Shoeb Narot
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Monkey Puzzle’ By, Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

I have read a few great titles by this author including; ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘A Squash and a Squeeze” and this one is no exception!

A great story about a little monkey that is quite upset after loosing his mum in the jungle. A butterfly comes to help him find his mum, so off they go, on an adventure through the jungle to reunite poor little monkey with his mum. The little monkey keeps describing his mum to the butterfly but the
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an endearing story about a monkey who loses his Mum and is helped by a butterfly to try and find her. Throughout the book, other animals are introduced using describing what they look like. This allows the children to interact with the story and guess what the next animal may be.

I really enjoyed reading this book and reading it to a class of children because they seem to enjoy it and engage with the story. I would say that the most appropriate age for this book would be around 3-6 years
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book with a group of 4-6 year old children. We loved using the clues to guess who the butterfly would find based on the information it was given.
It also had a lovely link that although many babies look like their mum/dad, the butterfly's children are caterpillars.
Abigail Mason
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I thought this book would be great to use in a classroom setting with children! It could be very interactive as there’s repetition which the children could join in with, you could ask the children to guess the animal using the butterflies descriptions, ask how they think the monkey might be feeling at the start, middle and end as he goes on his adventure to find his mum, you could question why the butterflies babies don’t look like her and talk about the process of the how a caterpillar turns in ...more
Sep 02, 2019 marked it as library-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: okc
for Donaldson month in pbc and because Gundula says there's value about communication and zoology ...more
Micky Sahi
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naina-s-books
For some reason you didnt like this. God knows why.
Pip Leask
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My daughter is 11 months old and we have been reading this book multiple, multiple times a day for weeks. Fortunately I enjoy it as much as she does! There is so much to pick out in the images and the prose keeps her engaged. Some other JD books are more complex (more suitable for older kids) but this one is a massive hit for a very first taste of books. Our copy is so battered and dog eared, just like any well loved book should be.
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monkey Puzzle Review
A wonderful story about a little monkey on his journey to be re-united with its mother. They are assisted by a butterfly who believes they have the answers and brings them to various animals which all fit the descriptions that the monkey is giving. This book will teach children that many animals which look very different from each other share description labels. I would present this book to a reception class and prompt answers that explain why an elephant would not be the mo
Papia Sultana
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic Julia Donaldson book! The ‘Monkey Puzzle’ is about a monkey who loses his mother. A butterfly helps the monkey to find his mother again. The butterfly asks the monkey to describe his mother and each description leads the monkey to a different animal that looks nothing like him. However, the butterfly has a good reason for making this continuous mistake because her babies do not look like her (caterpillars). The story ends with the monkey finally being reunited with his mother. ...more
Karen Hammond
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a monkey that has lost his mum, and how a butterfly helps him to find her. The butterfly shows the monkey lots of different animals, to match the description given by the little monkey, but gets it wrong lots of times, however eventually the little monkey and his Mum (and Dad) are reunited.

This book is really good for early years and KS1 as the rhyming patterns are helpful to teach literacy. The descriptions of the various creatures will also increase the children's vocabulary
Charlotte Peters
Little Monkey has lost his mum and relies on a helpful Butterfly to reunite them. However the butterfly makes many mistakes along the way.

This is a witty and fun book which could easily be used as a group read in an early year’s classroom. You could easily have the children joining in on the first line of each page (“No, No, No, that’s a…”) and getting them to fill in which animal it is. It could also be used as part of a science lesson, as the butterfly was of little help because she did not k
Clementine Lagarde
‘Monkey Puzzle’ By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Another beautifully illustrated and written book by the creators of the Gruffalo. This story features around a monkey who has lost his mother. Whilst sitting in the forest crying a butterfly offers to help him find her but gets somewhat confused as every animal it takes the monkey to is not his mother. It is then that the monkey explains, "Butterfly, butterfly, can't you see? None of these creatures looks like me!" To which the butterfly expl
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story begins with a monkey who has lost his mother, with the help of a butterfly the quest begins to find his missing mother. However the butterfly shows the monkey a number of different animals that were bigger than the monkey and thought that were his mother. This would be great for describing and introducing a variety of animals to your audience/class or use the descriptive writing to get your class guessing which animals are being used. You could even introduce the specific animal’s habi ...more
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a monkey who has lost his mum. Butterfly decides to help him find her, monkey says that his mother is big so butterfly leads him to an elephant. Monkey says no,no,no that's not my mum,he says that his mum is furry, so butterfly leads him to a spider. That's not my mum says monkeys,shes not black and shes not fat. Butterfly and monkey then meet lots of different jungle animals whilst searching for monkey's mum but it isnt untill monkey describes his mum that butterfly is able t ...more
Abi Reynolds
I watched a group of children being read this story and watched their responses to it. As a story, it is one they are familiar with and have obviously listened to before as they could predict which animal came next.

What was interesting was the discussion the nursery staff had at the end of the book when the monkey finds his mum, about the different types of families there are in the nursery. It is known by the children that some of them have same sex parents, some live with grandparents, and oth
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about a little monkey who has lost his mum. A butterfly tells him to hush and she will help him to find his mum. She asked him how big his mum is, monkey says bigger than me. The butterfly takes him to lots of different animals based on the monkeys descriptions. The monkey then says 'butterfly, butterfly can't you see none of these features look like me. The butterfly says look none of my babies look like me. This is a fun book to read to children in story time because it has gre ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully illustrated and fun to read story of a monkey who cannot find his mum. A helpful butterfly does her best to find his mum by asking the monkey what she looks like, however she keeps getting it wrong! The monkey explains that his mum looks like him to which the butterfly replies that her children do not look like her and thats why she kept getting it wrong! A fun story made easy to read through simple language and rhyming techniques.
Lucy Townsend
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is by the author who also wrote 'The Gruffalo', it is about a monkey who has lost his mum and a butterfly tries to help the monkey but instead takes him to different creatures in the jungle.
This book would be good for early years and even KS1 as it is a good way to look at rhyme, but also descriptions and descriptive words and also different animals. There are also very good illustrations in the book that are a good source for children with EAL. This is an excellent book.
Katie Fitzgerald
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Joey Woolfardis
Julia Donaldson is a genuine genius. If you can make adults laugh with a kids' book you are on to a winner. Just an utter delight. These go further then general kids' books do, with actual twists in the story. ...more
Hannah Mary
About a little monkey who's lost its mummy. A butterfly helps him find her. The monkey uses descriptive language so the butterfly know what the mother looks like and brings monkey to a variety of animals. Could have a science link to different animals. ...more
Tired of "Are you my Mother"? Here is a happy alternative! ...more
Alison Millar
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is called 'Monkey Puzzle' in my house. I have to read it every night to my four year old but I don't mind a bit because it is brilliant! ...more
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