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Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed

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I don't think preschoolers ever get tired of new variations on this song/story. The monster illustrations are cute. We have other books in this series as well.
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My son is all about monsters and this book was so fun to read with him. He loves the five little monkeys song. I loved that it wasn’t “Mommy” but “Larry” caring for these kids. Let someone else take the blame for all of these rambunctious kids who won’t listen lol. Really fun. Really colorful. A win.
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I was a bit disappointed to find that this book was little more than the standard finger play with monsters substituted for monkeys. There is a brief instruction to comfort the various monsters after they've fallen off of the bed but it's not quite as interactive as the previous Larry the monster books.
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I had a blast reading this story. It took me back to being a kid singing that famous rhyme, and the illustrations really helped move the story along. As the story moved along, these little ones kept getting into trouble. Once this tale came to a close, you learn a pretty good lesson. This is a book I think most kids will really enjoy reading.
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What a delightful little book. Everyone is familiar with the 5 in the bed rhyme and this modern adaptation is the best I've seen. This book also has the benefit of developing empathy and helping strategies in little ones.
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I love Bill Cotter's interactive picture books, and this one did not disappoint his fans with the recurrence of cute little monsters - this time, jumping on the bed as per the old children's rhyme.  After each monster bumps their head, Larry calls the doctor, and the readers are encouraged to interact with the monster to make him/her feel better.  While I like the interactivity, and my two year old is totally into helping monsters feel better, it bothered me that by doing so it broke the rhythm of the rhyme.  But I might be being picky.
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Fun little book, very similar to the original "five little monkeys" song that we're all familiar with but with monsters instead.  The cute illustrations and added interactions are also fun for little readers.  Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for the advance egalley.
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A cute new way of looking at the familiar "Five Little Monkeys" tune we all know and love. Five little monsters are jumping on the bed and we all know where this leads. Cute illustrations and a unique participation involving each bumped head monster, this is a nice addition to your collection.
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My kids grew up with five little monkeys but they would have loved this version even more. What kid wouldn't love FIVE LITTLE MONSTERS. The book was cute and fun to read. The rhyme wasn't as catchy as Five little Monkeys but I could see this being a big hit especially around Halloween time.
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Bill Cotter is back again with a fun interactive picture book perfect for little readers. Instead of five little monkeys jumping on the bed, we find five monsters jumping around and getting injured. Each page gives readers an instruction on how to help make the monsters feel better.
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A cute book of the Five Little Monsters that jump on the bed.  The book follows the same song we all know, Five Little Monkeys jumping on the bed.  The artwork is fun, and would intrigue a young child.
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Five little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monsters jumping on the bed."; 



This delightful interactive board book will have kids engaged from cover to cover.  Larry is back and in charge and he is not doing a great job of keeping his little monster flock safe from harm.  Each one takes a turn jumping on the bed and each one tumbles off and gets hurts.  Oh my!  Larry is very concerned about their we'll-being. He places a call to the doctor to find out how he can help and console his crying little buddies.   

Larry calls the doctor five consecutive times because all five little monsters take a tumble and receive an "ouchie".  The doctor prescribes a "pat", "a press" and "a tickle" to soothe the little one's injuries and their fractured ego.  Little readers will love being part of the healing process as they get to administer TLC to each aching monster.  

Finally Larry figures out that perhaps the bed isn't the best playground for a troupe of wired up little monsters to cavort.  I wonder where he suggests that they play? Hopefully the new site he chooses will keep everyone safe and happy! 

The illustrations are colourful, very expressive and the characters are adorable.  The book covers a range of emotions that can be discussed and also a conversation can be sparked about safe places to play.  The interactive component of the book will have kids coming back again and again to re-read the story.  I highly recommend this book. We ones will love it!
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My three year old granddaughter loves monsters. She saw this book on my computer and asked me to read it to her. She knows the song so we actually sang this book together and she did all the actions that were asked in the story. It took us a few verses to sing "Larry called the doctor" instead of mother, but we really loved this book. The illustrations were wonderful and she loved the monsters. She loved this book so much, that I read it over and over to her. I was ready for her to nap so I could get a break. I am rating this five stars because she loved it so much. I will definitely be buying this one for her when it is published.
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Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed is a cute take on Five Little Monkeys. The monsters are jumping on the bed and fall off and bump their heads. Each time, the reader is invited to interact with the illustrations to help the monster feel better. The end of the book recommends an alternative way for the monsters to play.

This book is a potential alternative to Five Little Monkeys for parents and teachers that dislike the outcome of the original. The illustrations in the text are simple and will appeal to very young children. I do wish that this title included more original content about why the monsters are jumping on the bed or what happens to them when they fall. 

I received a free copy of this title from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Cute monster version of the classic 5 Little (Monkeys) Jumping on the Bed. The monsters are cute rather than scary and there are little interactive sections. A quick and fun read.
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A simple, familiar book with great decisions about having the dad call the woman doctor. An easy way to turn gender bias around. Another great feature of this book is the interactive quality of the text, encouraging readers to pat the monsters head, tickle, etc. Connects the young child with the book in a concrete way highlighting the text on the page which is an important step in early literacy.

This book would be a great addition to a library's toddler/board book collection and it is a great lapsit book!
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*thank you to Netgalley, SOURCEBOOKS Jabberwocky and Bill Cotter for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*


3 stars.

This would have been a great book for kids. It's that fun nursery rhyme that probably most of us know. But what seemed so out of place was that that rhyme, rhymes but there is more written after each monster is told not to jump on the bed which is not in rhyme. If you are going to have a rhyming part and a non-rhyming part then there needs to be text to link your two or something between the words to connect them. But there isn't so this felt like a bit of a mess to read.

On a positive, I loved the illustrations which is where most of my star rating comes from. 

This could be a really fun and popular little book but for me, that issue needs to be sorted. But that's just me. Maybe others don't see it as a problem.
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This book is pretty much identical to Five Little Monkeys jumping on the bed. They just changed Mom to Larry. And they had a bit of an interactive piece where kids tickle the monsters and so on.
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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book! The pictures were cute and it was a fun take on the 5 Monkeys. I also liked that there were interactive things for the kids to do to help the monsters that fell. So so cute.
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Cute illustrations, though content is not original by any means, basically 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, but with monsters. However, it has a bit of interaction in it, which is good for a board book. I also like how the doctor looks more and more frustrated as the story goes on.
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