***** 5 stars
Reviewed by Kristie I. for READERS FAVORITE
"Monkey Stuff: A Children's Rhyming Counting Book," written andillustrated by Rebecca Bielawski, is an adorable story about amischievous monkey told while teaching numbers one through ten. Eachnumber represents an object or objects that the monkey steals from ananimal or person. The monkey steals a cow's bell, a horse's fourhorseshoes, a princess's seven pearls, and nine apples from an appletree, to name a few. In the end it is stated that maybe the monkey isnot so bad as he returns the items, but really he is returning thembecause his mum told him to.
This is a book that young children will want to read and look at overand over again. The illustrations are cute and entertaining and arefilled with details. The emotions and expressions that come onto thefaces of those losing their objects are well-done as are the pictures of the monkey. I really liked the illustration of the monkey wearing hotmitts and running off with the buns. Written in rhyme, the story iscatchy and holds the attention of young children well. I like that eachnumber is written boldly and plainly so that children can learn torecognize the number and identify it along with being able to associateit with the number of objects on the page. This is a great resource forchildren to help reinforce counting skills and number recognition.Moreover, it is also an enjoyable book to read."
A children's rhyming counting book
Rebecca Bielawski's first children's book has now been lovingly remastered for 2018, with all illustrations reworked. The same little monkey, more adorable than ever! Young children will encounter the numbers 1 to 10, a naughty little monkey, lots of familiar animals, people and objects and a funny rhyming text. A beautifully illustrated children's book full of life and color.