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A Monkey Among Us

by Dave Horowitz

Published by Harper Festival / Harper Collins, 2004
32 pages
ISBN: 0-06-054335-3

Ages 4-7

A delightfully silly picture book offers an experiment with language and rhyme. The opening page shows “a monkey among us.” Turn the page, and the same little monkey figure is now “a monkey among a fungus,” and he is pictured inside a field of mushrooms. Finally, the monkey is “humongous”! A combination of paper cuts, chalk, and other media are arranged in a collage to show the monkey and then a succession of other animals, arranged in positions to achieve the nonsense of these seemingly impossible rhymes. A hippopotamus, a giraffe, and a monster all appear in bold colors, doing whatever it takes to make the rhyme happen. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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