This is much more than a simple counting book. The author uses a regular vocabulary, and then supplies a glossary at the end to help your child learn words like "cheeky," "studious," and "athletic." It's really wonderful to find a book that helps with general learning. The illustrations are simply adorable. We had a lot of fun naming our ten monkeys, and then re-reading it using our names for the ones who were engaged in that page's activity. The book is a lot of fun to read to a child because of the rhyming format, and yet it is not the practical tongue-tripping frantic pace of some children's book. I highly recommend this book!
10 Cheeky Monkeys
Kat Michels, author
What kind of trouble can 10 cheeky monkeys, with nothing else to do, get into? Find out when you meet these mischievous, penitent and sassy monkeys. Check out the glossary in the back for the definitions of 18 fun vocabulary words, and reinforce counting skills with your little one as the 10 monkeys dwindle down to 1 solitary monkey. But never fear, there’s a happy ending for our intrepid primates!
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