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So Say the Little Monkeys

Illustrated by Yumi Heo

Filled with repetitive rhythm and captivating artwork, this charming tale about putting off a day's work for a little bit of play helps share the lesson that sometimes it pays to plan ahead.

These tiny monkeys wouldn’t dare put an end to their play time to build a shelter…But when night time rolls around, they can’t help but realize their mistake as the rain starts to pour, the wind starts to blow, and the jaguar starts to growl.

Based on a tale from the Brazilian rain forest about blackmouth monkeys, So Say The Little Monkeys is an irresistible read-aloud that gently reminds readers of all ages that you shouldn’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, Possum Come a-Knockin'. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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