Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Monkey Among Us by Dave Horowitz

The simplicity of this book is what makes it pleasurable. Rhyme makes reading aloud a delight. Children love rhyme because it allows them to memorize books. I find it amusing to watch my children pick up a book when they are 3 and “read” the book to a stuffed animal or a sibling. After being read the same story multiple times children are often able to say the words and they love that independence. This book contains few words and the pictures are basic but for read aloud it is great and the straightforwardness of the trick the monkey plays on everyone makes the children smile.

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