Clarion Books—1991 Ages: 3-6
"From the safety of their branch, five little monkeys taunt Mr. Crocodile, who responds by snap, snap,snapping. . .A gleeful rendition of a happy, familiar rhyme."
IRA/CBC Children's Choice—1992
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree, teasing Mr. Crocodile, "Can't catch me!"
Do those silly little monkeys survive their foolishness? Read the story; you'll find out!
This is another monkey finger play my daughter, brought home from preschool. I loved the rhyme, but those monkeys did not meet with a happy ending! I filed the idea away.
When Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed became so popular, I thought about this second rhyme again. Could it just APPEAR that the crocodile ate the monkeys? Hint: Look at the illustration below—it's on one of the last pages in the book.
This time I drew the monkeys in pen and ink. The color is watercolor crayon.