Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Board Book)

By Eileen Christelow

HMH Books, 9780395900239, 28pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (8/1/2017)
Paperback (3/15/1989)
Board book (4/4/2017)
Board book (10/9/2012)
Board book (8/25/2008)
Prebound (3/15/1989)
Big book (12/18/2006)
Library Binding (3/20/1989)
Audio Cassette (10/1/1991)
Mixed media product (10/30/2012)
Board book (7/31/2012)
Prebound (3/1/1989)
Compact Disc (11/1/2005)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (11/1/2009)

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“NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!” The nursery rhyme “Five Little Monkeys” has long been a favorite song and finger play with the preschool set, but Eileen Christelow gives it new life as a hilarious picture book. Her expressive pencil and watercolor illustrations capture both the glee and the pratfalls of those misbehaving monkeys. A sure-fire hit at story hour, this rhythmic romp is a counting lesson, too, as the five bouncy bed-jumpers bump their heads and get hauled off to the doctor one by one. This board-book edition is just the right size for small human hands. (IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award, 1990)

About the Author

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit

Praise For Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

"In this exuberant picture-book rendition of the popular nursery rhyme, five little monkeys obediently bathe, brush their teeth, don their pajamas, and nestle together under the covers. . . . Squiggling, swirling lines of color capture the sense of unbridled motion as the monkeys bounce and, one by one, topple from the bed. . . . An amusingly presented counting exercise." Booklist, ALA

"Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal." School Library Journal, Starred