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I love Julia Donaldson’s books. So far we have "Room on the broom", "The Gruffalo", "The Gruffalo’s child" and "The Whale and the snail". My 3 and half daughter likes this one as well. Very nice pictures (I expected them!). It is very easy to follow for my daughter and it is a cute story. Summing up, the book is about a monkey who lost her mom and a butterfly who helps find the monkey’s mom based on how the little monkey describes her. I used it to make my little one describe me (her mom), her dad, her best friend,etc . I think it could be more interesting for young children (3-5) than older kids (5 up). I think this book is more "similar" to "Room on the broom", "The Gruffalo", "The Gruffalo’s child" because you have more "repetitions" and it rhymes. It is definitely less wordy than ""The Whale and the snail". My favorite remain "Room on the Broom" and "The Gruffalo" though. .. 🙂 Check it out!
About the Author Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors. Her award-winning collaborations with Axel Scheffler include the modern classic The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo’s Child. Julia also writes children’s plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling workshops. She lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children’s books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning THE GRUFFALO and its irresistible sequel THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives in London where he works in a studio overlooking a quiet garden populated by birds and foxes.
Monkey Puzzle Hardcover – March 24, 2000 by Julia Donaldson (Author) Review
I was glad to be able to get the British version of the book "Monkey Puzzle" on Amazon from a 3rd party seller for $8. 10 shipped. I had already borrowed the US version from the library: "Where’s my Mom?" There seems to be fewer language differences in this book, compared to other Julia Donaldson books. I think it is just the title and the use of "Mum" instead of "Mom" that is different. (I don’t have a copy of ‘Where’s My Mom’? to compare. ) Seeing as "Mum" and "come" rhyme and "Mom" and "come" really don’t, I think it is worth having the British version. (Plus I’m a British expat and I like my kids to call me "Mum". )My 2 year old enjoys the story. My 6 and 8 year olds will listen to it too, but it’s better for younger kids. Although I don’t think my 2 year old understands the ‘punch line’ that the butterfly can’t find the monkey’s Mum, because her own babies don’t look like her. He does enjoy saying "No, no, no, that’s a elephant!!!" etc on each page. For older kids, my favourite Julia Donaldson book is "The Snail and the Whale". (My 2 year old also likes that one too, but Monkey Puzzle makes a quicker naptime read. ) -Read Reviews-
Love this book! My 4 year old is always asking to read, Where’s my Mom?" The illustrations are fun and bright, and the book rhymes. We bought this after reading over and over and exhausting, "The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s child. " She still loves those stories, but I needed a change. I trust Julia Donaldson’s children’s books, and will continue to collect all her books.
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