Submitted by Ms. Wendy!
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. Right from the title page, Barnett breaks down the wall between a book and the reader. He talks directly to the kids reading, and encourages them to “count the monkeys.” Unfortunately, a wide variety of creatures have scared the monkeys off each page, and the narrator needs children to help him get rid of them so we can count the monkeys. This book is a wild ride that invites interaction. With everything from shouting and hand motions, to banging pots and pans (if you’ve got them), kids will love Count the Monkeys! See this book listed in our catalog