One Monkey Too Many

Bibliographic Information: Koller, Jackie French., and Lynn Munsinger. One Monkey Too Many. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1999. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book is all about numbers and the amount of monkeys that can fit in certain situations.  The book starts with one monkey being able to do something and it counts up to five.  The monkeys are not well-behaved, so when they are told that only one monkey can be on a bike they misbehave and have two monkeys on a bike.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten-4

Reader who will like this: Students who enjoy numbers will enjoy this book and also students who like silly books that make them laugh.

Rating/Response: 4, this book is extremely silly and will get a good laugh out of the students.  It is also a very easy book to read with a few rhyming words and would be a good book for students to read by themselves.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Can anyone tell me anything about the monkeys on this cover?  Do we think these monkeys are good and innocent or are they trouble-makers?

Reading Strategy: Making Connections

Rationale for Strategy: Students can easily make connections with this book to many different things.  The monkeys do certain things that are very normal for students to do as well, like riding bikes and eating at a table.  They should also be able to make connections with the numbers of the monkeys and some things we have learned in math before.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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