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The Resource Monkey do!, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Andre Amstutz

Monkey do!, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Andre Amstutz

Label
Monkey do!
Title
Monkey do!
Statement of responsibility
Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Andre Amstutz
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An adventurous little monkey who escapes from the zoo and spends the day meeting new friends in the outside world begins to miss his mom when evening comes
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: Ages 3-5. After observing how the zookeeper unlocks the cage, a curious little monkey lifts the keys and scampers first through the zoo, then through town. He hitches a ride with a family, frolics in school, rescues a kitten, and returns home to the zoo and his mommy, with an assist from the zookeeper. The bouncy, rhymed verse sets a snappy pace, and children will eagerly anticipate the refrain: "Monkey see, Monkey do." Words, however, only tell part of the story. The lively watercolor-and-ink, cartoon-style illustrations deliver much of the humor as well as providing key visual clues that show where the monkey is getting his ideas. Joining a rich tradition of mischievous monkeys in picture books, this appealing story will tickle and delight. ((Reviewed April 1, 1998)) -- Linda Perkins
  • PreS-K--A mischievous monkey steals the zoo keeper's keys, lets himself out of his cage, climbs up the back of a giraffe, and heads over the wall. Throughout the day, he imitates all he sees, delivering mail, playing soccer at the school playground, doing sums like the teacher, etc., until he finally returns home for the evening. Unfortunately, this monkey lacks the vitalilty and originality that Curious George brings to his adventures. The rhyming text is adequate, but the watercolor-and-ink illustrations are oddly lifeless, especially considering that they include a crowded playground and other chaotic settings. This little monkey should have stayed home.--Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
  • One spunky monkey scampers through this lighthearted book, in which impeccably paired collaborators Ahlberg and Amstutz (The Ghost Train; Mystery Tour) prove uproariously true the adage "monkey see, monkey do." This perceptive little primate manages to do a great deal after letting himself out of his cage with the zookeeper's keys. Following a quick rest in a joey's spot ("Here's a bouncy kangaroo/ With a pocket full of mischief.../ Monkey see,/ Monkey do!"), the feisty hero climbs a giraffe's neck to escape over the zoo walls. While using repetition to humorous effect, Ahlberg keeps his rhyming verse fresh by varying the refrain: "Crowded playground,/ Kids galore,/ Game of soccer--/ Monkey score!" Amstutz's bustling watercolor-and-ink scenes and spot art show the long-tailed hero in constant motion as he sums up numbers on a classroom blackboard, peeks out from a loo stall and rescues a kitten stranded atop a flagpole. Preschoolers will gleefully chime in as they enjoy this irrepressible monkey business. Ages 2-6. (June)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
103374
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahlberg, Allan
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Toddler
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ8.3.A275
LC item number
Mr 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
  • 2.5.
  • 2.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Amstutz, Andre
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monkeys
  • Day
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Monkeys
  • Day
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Day
  • Monkeys
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
primary
Label
Monkey do!, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Andre Amstutz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37493296
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763604660
Lccn
97036181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37493296
Label
Monkey do!, Allan Ahlberg ; illustrated by Andre Amstutz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37493296
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763604660
Lccn
97036181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37493296

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