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"Another Julia masterpiece…"
This story made me chuckle with the butterfly not understanding the monkeys genetic appearance. I felt sorry for the monkey but did want to tell him to be a little nicer to the butterfly, he was only trying to help! Which is something we reiterated to our DS.
The rhyming is still wonderful and the pictures are beautiful. I was glad daddy had a part in the end.Read moreLess
"Favourite book of my little one…"
We read this book every day followed by Whatever Next.
Now she can recite the book and it looks like she can read at 22 months.Read moreLess
"Help monkey find his mummy!…"
Books by Julia Donaldson are so lovely, easy to read with great and interesting story for little ones.This book was first Julia Donaldson book which we read, my son fall in love with it straight away. I also enjoyed reading it, it is great book and must to have in every childs room!Read moreLess
"Not my favourite Julia Donaldson…"
DS (2.1) and I love Julia Donaldson books but this is one of my least favourites because the rhyme doesn't work quite so well for me but the story is lovey anyway and the illustrations fabulous.Read moreLess
"My little girl loves this. Not only do you…"
My little girl loves this. Not only do you learn about animals and their different shapes and sizes but it's got a little twist in it and has a happy ending. Great!Read moreLess
"I originally bought this book about 4 years ago for…"
I originally bought this book about 4 years ago for my son. He loved it. It rhymes beautifully and follows a clever story about a Monkey who's lost his mum. A Butterfly goes on a mission to help him find her. They come across many different animals along the way. I find the story fun and educational at the same time. It had my little boy in stitches. Now I have a little girl, and low and behold her favourite book is Monkey Puzzle!!! It's now her favourite bedtime story!Read moreLess
"DS loves this and the rhymes make it great to…"
DS loves this and the rhymes make it great to read out loud. The pictures are lovely tooRead moreLess
"This book is beautifully illustrated, you can spend ages looking…"
This book is beautifully illustrated, you can spend ages looking for insects and things amongst the pictures.
The story is great, poor little monkey lost his mum and the butterfly desperately trying to help him find her. Its written in a lovely way, rhyming, with a little twist so good all round.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "A wonderful story which is…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters: "A wonderful story which is so pertinent to young children - losing your parents and then being reunited once again with them. A great cuddle at the end for baby and mummy monkey". "There are different animals, sizes, shapes to learn and the pictures provides something new to look at no matter how many times you have to read the book".Read moreLess
"Love, love, love this book. My one year old has…"
Love, love, love this book. My one year old has heard it since he was very small and continues to show huge interest in it when it is read to him.
The rhyme of the words makes it very accessible and enjoyable. And of course, the introduction to all the animals make it a great way to learn about the similar (and different) traits animals have.
Donaldson writes fabulous books for kids, so you can't go wrong choosing one of hers, however this one is a must!Read moreLess
"Excellent story in rhyme with lovely characters, and illustrations…"
Excellent story in rhyme with lovely characters, and illustrationsRead moreLess
"I must confess that I didn't buy this for my…"
I must confess that I didn't buy this for my daughter initially as she was going through a senstive phase and I thought she'd be upset by the idea of the monkey losing his mummy. Then we went to a friend's house and read it and she absolutely loved it. We first read it when she was nearly two and it's the first book I remember her really laughing out loud too - she thought all the mistakes the animals made were so funny. I guarantee this'll make your little one laugh and you'll enjoy reading it too.Read moreLess
"My son loved this when he was 1 and a…"
My son loved this when he was 1 and a half and still loves it now at nearly 3. The pictures are wonderful and the rhymes are very enjoyable.Read moreLess
"My youngest grandaughter bought this book home from school and…"
My youngest grandaughter bought this book home from school and loved it so we bought her a copy. She had it has a bedtime story everynight for a couple of months and 2 years later still enjoys reading it herself.Read moreLess
"I absolutely love this book, so clever and well written.…"
I absolutely love this book, so clever and well written. Bought it for DS when he was 3 and is still a firm favourite most nights a year later. He loves the "no no no" part with me getting more exasperated as the story goes on. We always have a lovely cuddle when the monkey finds his mummy, its perfect for bedtime. I have bought it for 2 friends' birthdays as I think its great!Read moreLess
"A brilliant book loved by children and parents alike.…"
A brilliant book loved by children and parents alike. Wonderful illustration and fun rhyme which tells the lovely story of a baby monkey searching for his mum and encountering lots of different animals on the way.Read moreLess
"This is a lovely book, I would rate it ten…"
This is a lovely book, I would rate it ten out of ten. My dd loves the story. Another fantastic book by Julia Donaldson. Her books always seem to capture my daughters attention from the first sentence.
It is about a monkey who has lost its mum and who gets help from a butterfly to find her.
Lovely illustrations too.Read moreLess
"This is my dd's favourite book, she brought it home…"
This is my dd's favourite book, she brought it home from school as her library book for the week and we read it every day, she now has her own copy and knows all the words.Read moreLess
"A fun book thats enjoyable to read and introduces children…"
A fun book thats enjoyable to read and introduces children to a variety of animals and their characteristics. Lots of rhyme and good pictures to accompany story.The tape that accompanies the story has brought endless pleasure to my two kids alsoRead moreLess
"Excellent book - beautifully illustrated, great rhyming story…"
Excellent book - beautifully illustrated, great rhyming storyRead moreLess
"Very funny. Unlike some books, the plot makes sense to…"
Very funny. Unlike some books, the plot makes sense to my dd, nothing 'scary' and she loves the reunion at the end. Funny twist how butterfly babies don't look like their mummyRead moreLess