Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornwell

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Kevin Cornwell was published in 2013, and my grandkids love this book. It's so cute.

The premise is that it is time to count the monkeys, but things happen on each page to keep the monkeys away. There are still things to count, but the things scare the monkeys away. The first thing is "1 King Cobra has scared off the monkeys. Turn the page very slowly, very carefully so he doesn't notice us."

What follows are mongooses, crocodiles, grizzly bears, bee swarms, beekeepers, wolves, lumberjacks, and rhinoceroses with bagpipes and bad breath. Will we ever get to count the monkeys?

I collect counting books, and this one is so much fun. It is super interactive with the child and the illustrations are funny and fun.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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