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Summary: A French story of a monkey who searches the jungle for playmates. The monkey meets many different animals until he meets the perfect playmates This is a puppet book with simple French language.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: Read with child 26 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: Puppet books are an immediate hit. Toddler focuses less on the story and more on the pictures and words.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun book to read with French translations of animal noises.
Pros: The monkey puppet is a definite attraction to toddler and an opportunity to teach some French animal names.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This puppet book teaches about animals in French or in English and is a toddler favorite.
Educational Themes: This book introduces French terms for animals and types of playing.
Notes: not available at Amazon or BN.com
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, picture book, bilingual, French
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2004, July 2006
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