Putting the Monkeys to Bed

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Putting the Monkeys to Bed
Age Range
4+
Release Date
June 09, 2015
ISBN
978-0399246234
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A hilarious story that shows kids that they can get themselves to sleep at bedtime! Sam is never ready to go to sleep at bedtime. There are always more questions to ask Mama, more books to read . . . not to mention the monkeys! Sam’s rambunctious trio of toy monkeys would much rather jump on the bed and make up songs about ping pong than go to sleep. Eventually Sam wants to go to sleep. But how will he ever get the monkeys to settle down? This story’s silly monkey mayhem also includes a calming bedtime routine that really works.

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It was mildly entertaining with some funny moments that I enjoyed
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
This book had some highs and lows, but overall, I liked it. I thought it was cute how the little boy couldn’t fall asleep and all the things he tried. It was pretty funny how he kept calling for his mom and it reminded me of my kids. Even though I could see the humor and all in the story, I think the kids weren’t all that interested in it. They had their moments, but their interest waxed and waned. I appreciated the illustrations and thought they were very detailed, although a lot of darker colors were used, in my opinion, so it wasn’t as eye-catching as other children’s books I’ve read. It’s a pretty quick read and it has its moments so it’s definitely worth a try.

Thoughts from BG1: It was okay. I liked the funny monkeys and some of the stuff the boy did. I don’t know if I’d read it again, but it wasn’t bad.

Thoughts from BG2: Monkeys! Monkeys! Monkeys! I liked the monkeys.
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