Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

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."

 —ALA Booklist

IRA/CBC Children's Choice—1992

The Story:

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!

Some Background:

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.

The Illustrations:

This time I drew the monkeys in pen and ink. The color is watercolor crayon.