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Count the Monkeys

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett's trademark humor and comic timing are at their best in this almost monkey-less counting book.The title page invites kids to count the monkeys, "all you have to do is turn the page!" But, on the first page, a king cobra has scared them away. Next, two mongooses frighten the cobra, and of course, no monkeys are in sight. Three crocodiles, four grizzly bears, and ten polka-dot rhinos are among the animals who join the melee. Cornell's vivid illustrations capture the fun with oversized characters and costumed animals. The question remains: do the monkeys ever appear? Ages 4-6