Smiling like Sunshine: Book Sharing Monday: Monkey Puzzle

Monday, 13 June 2011

Book Sharing Monday: Monkey Puzzle

Julia Donaldson has just been announced as the new children's laurate so I chose one of her books this week.
My daughter loves loves loves this book.
It is about a monkey who lost her mum. When the butterfly sees it crying in the forest, she tries to help.

“I’ve lost my mum!”

“Hush, little monkey, don’t you cry,

I’ll help you find her,” said Butterfly.

Yet the butterfly  doesn't know what her mum looks like. They wander around in the forest, looking for the mummy. The monkey describes her mummy but the butterfly keeps leading her to the wrong animal.

Butterfly, butterfly, can't you see? None of these creatures looks like me!

It is clever, funny and great to read aloud with a great rhyming style throughout. The illustrations of Axel Scheffler enhance the story very well. My daughter knows this book by heart and never gets tired of listening to it.
(We also have the audio version with Imelda Staunton.)

Which books have you been enjoying with your kids recently?
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  1. oh I love this book, and so does my daughter. And I love the faces of mum and baby at the end! x

  2. This is also an absolute favourite in our house - we never tire of reading/hearing it. I love the humour in it.

  3. This sounds like a book my kids would love, especially since they each have stuffed monkeys they love!

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  6. Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! Love Donaldson. This storyy reminds me a little of Are You My Mother, by PD Eastman.

  7. Hi Found you on Blow your own blog horn, We love this book and the other Julia Donaldson too, shall be joining up with this linky. Lovely to share stories

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  9. Oops! Found you on blow your own blog horn. We love reading all the Julia Donaldson books, but The Gruffalo CHild is our fav. Shall be joining with this linky in the future Lovely to share books


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