Friday, November 1, 2019

"Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed" - a bookwrap

A new take on the classic rhyme, Five Little Monkeys! Larry the monster is back in this perfect read-aloud from Bill Cotter, creator of the USA Today bestseller, Don't Push the Button.


"Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed"
By Bill Cotter

* Ages:  2+
* Grade Level:  PS+
* Board Book:  22 pages
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
* Pub. Date:  January 7, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Fun Illustrations for You

Unveiling the Story

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!  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author/ Illustrator

Bill Cotter is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Don't Push the Button! series, now with over 1 million copies sold worldwide. He has traveled to visit schools in China, Japan, and the Middle East to share his work with children. When he's not making books, Bill likes to play video games, write music, and hang out with his cat Button.

Bill was a pre-K art and music teacher for several years in New York City before making books for kids. He now lives in his hometown of Cleveland and spends his days drawing, playing music, and daydreaming.

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