Read Monkey And Me by Emily Gravett Online


A cheeky little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures....

Title : Monkey And Me
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ISBN : 9781405089494
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Monkey And Me Reviews

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2019-04-30 18:48

    Check out more Picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A little girl and her stuffed monkey pretend to be different animals... until they are a too sleepy to play any longer.I found the drawings to be marvelous and worth owning this book for them alone! I love the sketchy vibe of the illustrations paired with the softness of watercolor or almost chalk like colors. I was a little disappointed in the text of the story. I don't mind repetitive or sing-song words but none of the words the child learns is of much worth. I would have liked some strong verbs to be used like jumping for the kangaroos and waddling for the penguins. This could still be repetitive but have a learning angle that would make purchasing it a better investment. Also in the end when the little girl falls asleep I would have preferred the last frame be her laying down for nap time. Then that would make this the perfect before nap or bed time read. We get our wiggles out then we lay down for sleep.BOTTOM LINE: Animal fun for very young readers...______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog @ Perspective of a Writer. See my picture book reviews in a special feature called Boo's Picture Gallery...

  • Janessa
    2019-04-30 15:57

    I love Gravett's 'Orange Pear Apple Bear' and its artistic play on shapes, colors, and an adorable bear, so when I saw 'Monkey and Me'on the shelf at a favorite bookstore, I was excited to open the binding and take a peek. I was instantly delighted by this simple, engaging story. The artwork and storyline follow the companionship between a girl and her toy monkey as they are off to see different animals. The repetition in the text pulls young readers into a feeling of suspense, while the girl and her monkey's actions give a entertaining clue to what comes next. I thought that after the surprises of the first reading had been discovered, my kids might lose interest in the book, but my three year old has been chanting the words, in a sing-song voice, 'monkey and me, monkey and me,' and asking to read it over and over. He loves anticipating the full-page spreads of kangaroos, bats, and, of course, monkeys!

  • Tiffany Fox
    2019-04-22 21:44

    Emily Garvett does a wonderful job with telling and illustrating Monkey and Me. I love the use of play that the child uses in pretending to be like the animals they are going to see.From waddling like penguins to hoping and carrying the monkey like a kangaroo. From hanging upside down like a bat to holding onto each other like elephants following behind each other. From hanging around just like a monkey to falling asleep on one another.I really love the use of shading and showing how the little girl drew the adventures described in the book at the end. The coloring is great as well. With a handful of colors Emily Gravett really does focus more on portraying the animals and giving true understanding for the reader of what each animal does.I recommend Monkey and Me to any child who enjoys and loves animals, especially monkeys.Review originally posted at:

  • Laura
    2019-05-06 19:57

    Young readers will enjoy the repetition and sing-song rhythm of Monkey and Me. They can also guess which animal the little girl and her monkey are pretending to be, and follow along by acting like the animals themselves. The whimsical illustrations add to the fun and creativity of this book.Summary from SPL: A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals, everything from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins.Booklist: This review was positive about the “rhythmic, patterned text” that makes this a great read-aloud book, and called the illustrations “expressive” and “charming,” even though the ending is “a bit of a letdown.”Publisher’s Weekly: This review was less critical, primarily describing the plot and the illustrations in the book. It noted that even though the girl and her monkey fall asleep at the end, “the game has not ended: a real monkey watches them, a huge and contagious grin on his face.”

  • Gwen the Librarian
    2019-04-23 18:34

    The generally wonderful Emily Gravett has a fun new picturebook that works perfectly for the toddler set. Monkey and Me is a simple text about a little girl and her stuffed monkey. Each page features the same rhyme leading up to a different animal that the two are pretending to be. Children can try to guess the animal based on the illustrated actions. The watercolor illustrations are sweet and exhuberant.

  • Avrelia
    2019-05-01 18:45

    I fell in love with this book with the first sight, and my son (then 16-months old) too. For the last several months this book travels from the library and back. I will most likely have to buy it at the end. The pictures are cheerful, lively and tell the story of a girl playing with her toy monkey all by themselves, but words in the simple sentences, repeating in merry rhythm help along the way.

  • Alexandria
    2019-04-25 21:45

    This book is really just a repetition of "Monkey and me" with a slight change in the last few words of the sentence. Both the three year old and the six year old were bored by it, and I was very happy to be done with it.Not every kids book has to have a plot and riveting writing, but this one wasn't so much a book as a jumble of words with boring illustrations. Gravett writes some great stuff, but this one was just terrible.

  • Miriam
    2019-04-20 15:36

    Super-cute drawings, super-boring repeating text.This would work best for a child at the first stages of learning to read, as it not only uses the same few words over and over but also has visual cues to help guess the non-repeated words.

  • Becky
    2019-05-08 18:48

    My Lil' Peeps storytime loved this book. The text offers repetition - great for print motivation. Children get involved in telling the story. The pictures give clues as to what animal might be next, and the kids in my storytime liked moving like the animals.

  • Kate Hastings
    2019-04-27 21:35

    Will be a hit in music and movement... a girl and her monkey move and give hints as to what animal they "see." Picture book charades. Pair with yoga, too?

  • Nojood Alsudairi
    2019-05-09 23:51

    A good book for begenning readers. As usual, the illustrations are fabulous.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-14 22:03

    Emily Gravett has several good early Spanish picture books on the shelves today. This title, Mi mono y yo, is especially good for young readers/listeners.The repetitive and predictable text provide ample opportunity for participation. If using this as a lap story, even the youngest of readers can learn directionality by watching the grown-up track the text from left to right, top to bottom. In two cases, the text seems to hop like the kangaroos and swing like the monkeys with whom they share the pages. Such Fun! Through the use of ellipses, as the little girl's energy wanes, so does the visual representation of the text.The text and illustrations go hand in hand. After a couple of readings, children will surely anticipate the next page with little to no prompting. The main character also mimics the movement of the animal she is about reveal. This affords an opportunity to use different verbs to describe movement and allow the children to predict what animal will follow.Curriculum Connections: animals, movements, verbs, predicting, inferringAudience: PK-1

  • Michaila
    2019-05-17 20:53

    This book is repetitive and can be used as a prediction book for Kindergarteners. I would read the book and and students would guess what animal monkey and the girl are going to see next. I could also call on students one at a time to act out what animal they think monkey and the girl will see next. Or, when we reveal which animal monkey and the girl see, students can act out that animal. (I would have to be really good at setting expectations.) This book is about a girl and her monkey who see many animals. Another activity I would have students do after reading the book is pass out papers for students where at the top of the page it says, Monkey and me, monkey and me, monkey and me see..." (This follows the repetitiveness of the book's words,) and the student would draw an animal that they will see with monkey.

  • Amit Tiwary
    2019-05-03 15:42

    This is another beautiful book. Beautiful illustrations, repeated and rhyming text. I read this at one reading session in Arhat's preschool Maple Bear, Whitefield and kids were so happy. Ideal for 3+ yrs old. They can read/sing most of this book on their own. Must buy. Recommended.

  • Camille
    2019-04-26 15:48

    My 15 months old son loves this book. He loves it so much he will literally ask me to read 20 times in a row. I know it off by heart.The illustrations are sweet and interesting - you can guess from the body language what animals they are pretending to be.

  • Montana Brooks
    2019-04-23 15:38

    Great book for k-1 students

  • Ruth
    2019-04-23 15:36

    Great repetitive rhythm.

  • Tina Dalton
    2019-05-20 20:47

    This one is always a hitewith the toddlers!

  • Kelly
    2019-05-03 16:00

    Very cute! It's about a little girl and her stuffed monkey. There is repetition, rhyming, and imagination.

  • Masha
    2019-05-19 16:36

    A wonderful good night story. :)

  • Jesse
    2019-05-18 17:41

    We enjoyed the variety of animals, but the rhythm felt stilted.

  • Kate Sanders
    2019-05-16 18:03

    This book is very repetitive and meant for a young audience. Maybe the reader can relate to having a comfort item and taking it everywhere, to see animals and all that the world possesses.

  • Christy
    2019-04-25 18:37

    A cheeky little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures.

  • Olivia Evans
    2019-05-21 22:37

    Plot Summary: A little girl takes us on a fun and imaginative adventure with her toy monkey and introduces us to multiple new ‘friends’ along the way. The author, Emily Gravett, uses rhyming and repetition to invite kids to read along. Your kids will be chanting “Monkey and me. Monkey and me..”before you know it! Throughout the adventure, we get to meet all kinds of animals such as penguins, kangaroos, and bats! Clearly the adventure tired the little girl and her toy monkey out because the story ends with them going’ll never guess, sleep! Literary Element: I wanted to point out two specific literary elements that I thought Gravett used really well. One being her style of writing with the use of rhythm and repetition. After you repeat the chant “Monkey and me, monkey and me.." once, the kids will catch on and can "read" and chant with whoever is reading. This is perfect for beginner readers and young children. Her illustrations are not only exciting and creative, but are also a clever way of giving clues to the children as to what animal is coming next. The book is really fun for the children to try to guess what animal is coming next based on what the girl and her monkey are doing. For example, she displays her arm as the trunk of the elephant on her way to meet elephants and swings around like a monkey in a tree before they meet the monkeys. Having the children try and guess which animal is next encourages print awareness and motivates them to stay engaged. Classroom Connection: Since this book is aimed mostly at beginner readers and young children, I would want to keep my activity fairly simple and try to enhance my children’s learning of animals. I think having my students tell a story of their favorite animal and when/if they’ve ever met it would be interesting. This would allow other students to learn more about animals they may not have heard of, as well as promoting oral language skills and inviting their own personal stories into the classroom.

  • Kristen
    2019-04-20 21:51

    I thought Monkey and Me was a cute and very fun book that young children would easily be able to relate to. Monkey and Me is told from the point of view of a little girl who is sharing the adventures that she and her stuffed monkey have when they go to see animals. The little girl and her monkey and act out various motions of different animals as the little girl says, "Monkey and me, monkey and me, monkey and me, we went to see, we went to see some..." Upon turning the page, the reader then sees the animal that the girl and were monkey were mimicking. I thought was book was very appropriate was emergent readers because it has repetition and heavily focuses on the illustrations to tell the story. It also is good because readers can use the illustrations to predict what animal the little girl and her monkey went to see. The book also provides opportunities for the children to role play and to use large motor skills because they can act out the animals' motions with the little girl and her monkey. My favorite animal that the little girl and her monkey act out is the kangaroo because I think it is cute and clever how the little girl puts her monkey in her shirt like a kangaroo in a pouch. I found this book easy to relate to because I have visited many zoos and seen all of the animals the girl was referring to. Also, as a child, I would play games with my friends that required us to act and move like different animals, so I could relate on that level as well. Monkey and Me also reminded me of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? because both have similar repetitive patterns and both allow children to make predictions about animals. The easiest way readers would be able to connect Monkey and Me to the world would be by relating it to a trip to the zoo. Many children are familiar with animals and zoos, so they would easily be able to relate this story to experiences in their own lives.

  • Brooke
    2019-04-24 23:42

    The repetition and the catchy sing-song rhythm of this book inspires children to want to interact and join in with the reading. Children are inspired by the main character to engage physically with the book as they connect movements to describe the animals presented on each page. Through the course of the reading, a little girl and her toy monkey mimic different animals as they explain the animal they went to see. This is a very effective rhythmic, patterned text to read with children during the early years of language and literacy development, as they are able to memorize the repetitive lines to join in with reading. In addition, this book enables children to develop their language usage as they use the picture clues to guess what animal they think the girl and her monkey will see on the following pages. Children appreciate reading this text because they can use the illustrations to support their language in which they do not have to feel overwhelmed by not accurately guessing the animals that will follow on each page, they can use the clues supplied by the physical movements of both the girl and her monkey. This book was meaningful to my experiences reading it with a child because the emergent bilingual child was able to develop and use language by interpreting the movement of both the girl and the monkey to verbally guess what animal he thought would be on the next page. The child was also able to make connections to the book by elaborating on personal experiences of when he saw specific animals similar to the experiences of the characters in the story, thus further developing and strengthening his language. The use of animals and the playful nature of this book immediately grasps the attention of young readers making them eager to use language to interact and connect with the text.

  • Karen
    2019-05-07 21:58

    Great read aloud for preschoolers with a shorter attention span. The kids will love to guess who they will see next.

  • Monica DeBlieck
    2019-05-14 16:47

    This was an adorable little story about a little girl and her stuffed monkey. The two are partners in crime throughout the book, acting out different animals and keeping readers guessing what is to come next. Every couple of pages the girl and her monkey are immitating a specific type of animal and the text says, "Monkey and me, monkey and me, monkey and me, we went to see, we went to see some..." After the readers sees the immitations and reads the lines, she may be able to guess what animal is about to show up next. I liked the end where the author says the little girl and the monkey get some sleep. It's so cute because it is just how a child would be in real life, I think. Usually, when a child has a long day, she will end up falling fast asleep, even in the most random setting, in this case it is at the kitchen table with a spoon in her hand. It's funny because I can remember days like that when I was a child! I would get done with a long, eventful day and then pass out in the car in the stranges positions. I think this book is a lot like the book, Is Your Mama a Llama, in a different sort of way. In Monkey and Me, there is not a lot of repetitive sounds, but there is a lot of guessing what is to come on the next page. In Is Your Mama a Llama, there is more rhyme but there is also a lot of guessing what is on the next page, which increases the childrens' awareness of the story. I really liked this book. It gives teachers a reason to take their children to take them to the zoo. Also, I think it's a good instrument for kids to use to guess what is to come next.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-04-24 19:56

    This has such fabulous storytime potential--for toddler and preschool. A good lap-read, too. Very repetitive in words, yes, but that word work well early readers, as well as getting the kids to chant along with you. You could get them to guess the next animal. And every time they see an animal, the kids could act out something (march like penguins, jump like kangaroos, etc.) Oh, it makes me so sad that I have to wait a few more months before my next storytime!2/1/31 I mentioned the ideas I'd had for this book--the chanting while clapping hands and then the guessing and then the acting out. I think it would have worked well--if I didn't have a bunch of newbies and no regulars!! The newer group didn't clap at all, but they did well in guessing, all right with the imitating. The second group did not consist of newbies, but they are always significantly smaller and either not responsive or a bit too exuberantly responsive. Such potential that unfortunately fell flat.12/9/15 Used in the literacy moment. I had the children come up one at a time and look at the page where she was pretending and tell me what it looked like she was doing. The word they came up with I had them (or helped them) write it on the board. Because of the number of children, with some I had them tell me an action the actual animal does when we were on their page (e.g. Waddle for Penguin). It went very well and they LOVED writing on the board. Every one had a turn by the time we got to monkeys. They smiled at the ending.

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