It s a rainy, rainy day and Mrs. J.C. McGoody has just finished cleaning her house. She is about to have a cup of tea when she hears a faint knock on her door. When she opens the door, she finds a wet little monkey sitting on her doorstep. And he means business... Bad Monkey Business. Will Mrs. McGoody be able to stop this Bad Monkey from ruining her clean house or is there something else going on that she does not understand? This illustrated story, told in rhyme, is a humorous tale about an unsuspecting woman and monkey on a mission. A reminder as to why it is important to get all of the facts before you rush to judgement.
As an elementary teacher and parent, I'm always on the lookout for a winning read-aloud. This whimsical story about a monkey on a mission has such a nice rhythm to the prose. With a subtle nod to the Cat in the Hat, young readers will be guessing the whole way through about what this naughty monkey is up to. The illustrations lend such a charm and sweetness to each of the supporting characters, and a real feistiness to the monkey! I can't wait to use it for teaching problem and solution this year to my first graders. I'd recommend this book primarily for ages 4-8. Here's to hoping there's a sequel!
Bad Monkey Business is an action-packed read-aloud that is sure to capture imaginations. Michael Hale's delightful illustrations will spark young minds to predict what is really behind this bold monkey's business! Bad or brave? Naughty or nice? Things are not always as they appear. This engaging new gem will fast become a favorite!