Monkey and MeEmily Gravett, Getting to Grips with Reading, Must-Have Books for Nursery, Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Picture Books
A mischievous little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book.
A mischievous 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. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and hanging upside down like a bat!
The drawings and layout of this book make the flow of the story and the anticipation of what next so much fun and great for keeping attention (especially with some actions!) The text is repetitive, rhythmic and simple making it more memorable and helping to develop speech and language skills. The phrase “Monkey and me” could be supported by signing or using a low tech aid to say the phrase. The wonderful drawings provide opportunities to extend the text and use more core vocabulary.