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Summary: All Mama's monkeys love jumping on the bed, and, you guessed it, they each take a tumble. Mama calls the doctor and the doctor says… This is a fun story for (trying) to teach the perils of jumping on the bed!
Type of Reading: playtime reading, family reading, read aloud
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child 2½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: With every read, we go running down the hall to jump on Mommy and Daddy's bed! S/he liked kissing each of the monkey's boo-boos.
Adult Reader Reaction: It's a fast read, thank goodness. Despite our best efforts to hide it in the pile, s/he found it to read! Luckily, that only lasted a week. Not sure it would hold the interest of a seven-year-old, even as a reading book.
Pros: It's pure toddler: quick paced and action packed, with simple words.
Cons: You know they're going to jump anyway, you just wish it wasn't on the bed!
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. You don't want to have this one around too long.