Author/Illustrator: Masayuki Sebe
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
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See, now THIS is how you do a "100 counting" book for kids! It's not a 1-100 counting book per se because there are 100 monkeys on every page, but it's fantastically fun to read. Every page is full of little extras the reader can find (monkeys wearing silly hats or doing silly things, various fish, flowers, puzzles, etc.). Of course the book can still be enjoyed without finding all the extras. It's a cute story about 100 hungry monkeys who find food, escape a monster, befriend said monster, have a party and go to sleep.
All the extra details on each page makes it a fun book for kids to read again and again, and it also makes it a book that children of many ages can enjoy.
I recently reviewed another book, 100 Bears, and everything that that book was missing, this book has.
"I loved 100 Hungry Monkeys! It was so good and so funny!"
Magda had a lot of fun spotting all the monkeys doing silly things, but the digital review copy we received could only be viewed one page at a time (instead of as a two-page spread) so I think we'll both enjoy it even more when we get our hands on a print copy (I can't wait!).