Our young heroine awakens one morning to total chaos when she discovers hordes of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans have taken over her home. The baboon catastrophe continues despite her valiant efforts to restore order, until official help arrives -- and something else!...
|Title||:||There Were Monkeys In My Kitchen|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
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There Were Monkeys In My Kitchen Reviews
“First published in 1992, There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen won the Mr. Christie Award for Best Canadian Children’s book. With hilarious new illustrations by Sydney Smith and Sheree Fitch’s zany rhymes, this edition will introduce the bestselling book to a whole new generation.”I was delighted with this book, but Steven, at three, not so much. He liked the rhymes which are catchy and change meter often. But some of the terms went too far over his head.Monkeys of every kind in every room: gorillas in a grand ballet – pirouette, arabesque, plié, sauté, monkeys square dancing — promenade, lemonade, do-si-do, orangutans tangoing and so on. There lots of subtle and not-so-subtle humour that’s meant, I’m sure for 4 – 9 year-olds.Both the rhyme and the illustrations clearly convey the mayhem in Willa Wellowby’s house and there’s such detail in the pictures that an older (than three) child could pore over these for hours. There’s a lot of story packed into this slim volume.Despite Steven’s reserved reaction (I really think he’s just too young to appreciate this), I’m giving There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen four and one-half stars.
There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen! By Sheree Fitch. Illustrated by Marc Mongeau. Doubleday Canada Ltd., 1992. ISBN 0-385-25349-4 (hardcover); 0-385-25470-9 (paperback).A young girl tells the story of how monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees invade her home in swarms. She attempts to contact the authorities several times in order to get assistance in dealing with the unwanted visitors. The entire time, the animals are thoroughly enjoying all the comforts of her home.This story is illustrated with bright and creative full-page drawings. Although there are many words on each page, the cadence and rhyme are very engaging. This is a great book for expanding vocabulary. As an educator, this book would fit well with 6+1 Writing Traits: Word Choice. 1993 Mr. Christie's Book Award for best English Canadian children's book.
A girl has a severe primate problem. There are monkeys and gorillas and chimpanzees dancing all over house. She tries calling the Royal Canadian Mounted Police several times, but they don't take her seriously for a while.A silly rhymed story. K-3 will probably eat up the crazy antics of the monkeys and how the police don't believe her. The beat of the rhyme didn't always completely flow, so I felt the poetry could have been a little better. The art is certainly crazy to match the words. Pick this up for a lighthearted read to some little ones. Writing teachers could also use the ending where the girl is afraid she heard several hundred elephants as a jumping off place for kids to write a silly story of their own.
Concentrated chaos, comedy and commotion explode from every detail-packed image and fervent verse of this frenzied celebration of syllables and silliness.Is it just me, or does this book perfectly capture the pandemonium of parenting?Listen to our chat about this book on ourJust One More Book! Children's Book Podcast.
Delightful and entertaining, and I am perhaps unfairly contrasting it against Fitch's other works (Mabel Murple being a particular favourite). Just doesn't flow quite as well as some of her other works. That said, inventive and playful, charming and cute. Illustrations by Sydney Smith fit perfectly. A not-quite-as-great Sheree Fitch book is still light years ahead of most everything else.
A fun rhyming book with a great rhythm. There were monkeys in her kitchen. Doing all kinds of crazy stuff. What should she do? Nothing she does helps and when she calls the police they all disappear--or do they? A fun book to read aloud.
Never read this before, but I think it is a LOT of fun.
Read this to the kids in the school library this week and they loved it. It has a good rhythm and is fun and silly. I really enjoyed reading it!
A friend recommended it to me so I picked it up to read while babysitting. It was a big hit with my nephews, both boys (4 & 7) loved it.
Awesome book!! Loved it as a kid!! A childhood favorite. I remember how my sister practically memorized the whole thing because of how much she loved it. I've gotta buy this someday.