Jarrett J. Krosoczka's first picture book captures a familiar occurrence in most households with children: the bedtime struggle. Monkey Boy is obsessed with his monkey persona--although no doubt he'll eventually progress into the next natural phase, perhaps Super Boy with a cape or Dinosaur Boy. Whatever his fixation, if he's like most kids, he'll use it to the utmost advantage in order to defend his right to stay up all night, snacking and watching TV. As in David Shannon's No, David!, the mother is an ambiguous figure of power. She looms mysteriously and is capable of tormenting the momentarily vulnerable Monkey Boy: "Of course I'll read you a story... " Her son looks sweetly hopeful. "...after you put these toys away!" Monkey Boy is crestfallen. If there were a sound track, we might hear cruel, maniacal laughter now. Still, before her final admonition to go to sleep, Mom tells her son she loves him, too. (Ages 3 to 5) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love the book, but after 2 hours of trying I still can't get the pictures. The two year old finally fell asleep crying for monkey. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B Smith
I was told by a grind about these books and I am so glad I bought them. My kids love them!Published 8 months ago by Tonya Brewer
It is so funny, I remember one day reading it with my son, and laughed one hour no stop, he found it so funny!Published 10 months ago by Marina y Mau
It's time for Monkey Boy to go to bed but first he must take a bath (without climbing the shower curtains!), clean up his toys and brush his teeth (and no more bananas!). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mary Lavers
This book is very cute, easy for little ones to follow along and has a great message. My daughter is 9 now and still will pull this book out and read it sometimes. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jennifer S. Echols
This book hardly has any words in it and my little 4-year-old actually said last night that the book isn't really a book because it's so short. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by jflowe