Friday, July 12, 2013

Count The Monkeys by Mac Barnett, Book Review

By: Marc Barnett
Illustrated by: Kevin Cornell
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: June 25th, 2013
Ages: 4 & up
Source: book from publisher to review
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Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page! Matching Mac Barnett's brilliant wit are Kevin Cornell's luminous illustrations, which will have young readers begging to count the monkeys all over again.

What happens when you think you're going to read a book about monkeys and find they are no where to be found? You get Count the Monkeys. A hilarious, one of a kind, must read picture book. Not only are the monkeys not found within the pages you'd except them to be on, there's a whole crew of funny animals found in their place that make for one awesome laugh out loud read.

This is a MUST have picture book. It's funny, it's engaging, the illustrations are great, and it helps young children learn to count. Most importantly, this is a picture that adults and kids alike will love. I've lost count on how many times we've read this one together. Count the Monkeys is one of those books that will create lasting memories of reading and laughing together. Definitely PICK THIS ONE UP!
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