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Count the Monkeys Hardcover – June 25, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Lexile Measure: 490L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423160657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423160656
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although counting books may tire out jaded grown-ups, a good one will always get youngsters excitedly running through their numbers. Barnett begins with a call: “Hey, kids! Time to count the monkeys!” But his simians won’t show, having been scared off. So who scared them off? Maybe those two mongooses? Or those three crocodiles? Barnett instructs readers to ward off each group of beasts with various techniques. For example, on a page featuring four grizzly bears, the instructions say, “Put your arms above your head! Make a loud roar! Bang together some pots and pans, if you have them.” (This isn’t a book to read during quiet time.) Besides the chance to make noise, kids will adore Cornell’s broadly exaggerated animals, from the toothy monkey grins to the round bottoms of bearded lumberjacks. The whole package has a Saturday-morning-cartoon cheerfulness. And when the monkeys still haven’t appeared at the purported end, never fear. The last spread will keep counters content for a good long while. Adult patience advised. Preschool-Grade 2. --Karen Cruze

About the Author

Mac Barnett is ONE man who has written THIRTEEN books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Mustache!, Chloe and the Lion and the New York Times best-selling, Boston Globe Horn Book Award-winning Extra Yarn. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac lives in the EIGHTH largest city of THIRTY-FIRST state, which is Oakland, California. Visit him a MILLION times at www.macbarnett.com.


Despite having dedicated half his life to drawing monkeys, this is the first time Philadelphia illustrator Kevin Cornell has drawn ones not made of socks. To see other non-sock animals Kevin has drawn, check out The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin, and Mustache! by Mac Barnett. Visit www.kevskinrug.com to explain to him that mustaches are not animals.

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Customer Reviews

Great book to share in our reading program.
Willa Gustavson
This book is fun and interactive to read with a child!
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Very few books have such a creative sense of humor.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We never get to count the monkeys in Mac Barnett's hilarious Count the Monkeys. Uh Oh. I suppose that was a spoiler. Don't worry though, there are plenty of other fun things to count in this hilarious book that counts from 1-10 and ends at 0. Speaking directly to the audience, readers are repeatedly invited to count monkeys, but other things keep getting in the way. From the 1 King Cobra who scares off all the monkeys to the 10 Polka-Dotted Rhinoceroses with Bagpipes and Bad Breath, we are taken along a trail of mishaps and adventure as the reader must interact in different ways before turning the page. Whether young readers are covering their eyes, giving lumberjacks high fives, saying thank you six times to 6 sweet old beekeepers, this is definitely a book that requires active participation.

One of the many things that make this book truly great is the fact that even with all the activity and hilarity, this is still a great book for learning to count. Each two page spread features a large number in bold print, with easily defined things to count. Young readers can easily see four bears, eight lumberjacks, nine lumberjacks (they invited a friend), and three crocodiles. Be careful, you have to move your hand in a zig zag before you turn the page so you can distract them.

The illustrations are bold and colorful, with characters that are distinct and personable enough to invite many repeat readings. This is a must, must have for any story time leader searching for that perfect interactive read, or any preschool collection. Even if your young one already knows his or her numbers, don't deprive them of the fun to be had from this well told tale. Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated, Count the Monkeys is a must have.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer J. Stewart on August 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We know kids need counting books, but there are so many out there already, you need a fresh and original take for a concept book to stand out. Thankfully, that's what we have here from picture book author Mac Barnett and illustrator Kevin Cornell. COUNT THE MONKEYS is one truly funny counting book that you won't mind reading over and over again, with lots of word play and visual jokes.
P.S. When you're through counting, take off the book jacket and check out the front cover.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nortecorte on August 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book is a favorite with my three year old daughter. She loves to interact with it--high-fiving lumberjacks and thanking little old lady bee-keepers. We read it over and over and we both still enjoy it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Buck on July 24, 2013
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What a fun, interactive book! I was reading it to my 7 year old and my 9 and 11 year olds overheard us. All three had a lot of fun reading along with me and enjoying the story as it went along.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Willa Gustavson on September 14, 2013
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Great book to share in our reading program. The kids will love the build up and then the surprise ending! I can see their faces now. Can't wait to share it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly Scudero on April 27, 2014
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Are you ready to count the monkeys? Seems like a simple premise for a kids' picture book, but Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell will surprise you with this delightful counting experience. It looks like a cobra has scared off the monkeys, but who will scare off the cobra? And will the monkeys ever come back so that we can finally count them? You'll have to keep turning the pages to find out. With a story that speaks directly to children, keeping them fully engaged and eager to find out what happens next, as well as bright illustrations that hold your attention, this book is one that both parents and kids of all ages will enjoy, one that you surely will want to come back to again and again. I love how, despite the fact that you can see how this one is going with just the first few pages, each number still manages to surprise readers with what comes next. I bet young readers will never get tired of “Count the Monkeys!”

This review originally written for Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne M. Barker on August 3, 2013
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This is a very entertaining story about some missing monkeys. It is educational because it counts and also lists many different kinds of animals.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Skigazzi on April 7, 2014
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First, I'd like to comment on the comments from people whose kids were "upset" because of the "plot twist" at the end...perhaps that was the point, to make a small impact on how they think about the environment in a cute and fun way. think the message is completely on target, and the author should be praised for trying to provoke thought at a young age while not conforming to the "everyone gets a trophy-league" syndrome.

Now, my daughter and son, nearly 5 and 3, giggled and counted, and enjoyed the book, and at the end, when I had to, as a parent, explain to my daughter why the ending was as it was (my son didn't care, he's not even three yet, he just liked the pictures), I think it helped teach her a small and understandable child appropriate lesson about the environment.
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