Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: 5 Little Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed: A Sing 'N Count Book by Baby Genius


SUMMARY FROM AMAZON.COM:
“5 Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed,” the classic children’s story and song features Oboe the monkey and DJ the dinosaur. Oboe’s mama discovers that Oboe and his brothers and sisters are jumpin’ on their bed. One-by-one they each fall off and bump their head. When Mama calls the Doctor (Dr. DJ), the doctor says, “No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed.” But when Dr. DJ gets home to his own family, guess what his children are doing? This classic children’s song/story will bring joy, laughter, and smiles to tots and parents alike. Children will learn how to count the monkeys on their fingers and gain an entertaining introduction to subtraction – every time a monkey falls off the bed.
MY TAKE:
I remember this rhyme from when I was a child, so when I saw that it was free on Kindle, I decided to download it.

In 5 Little Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed: A Sing 'N Count Book, five little monkeys are jumping on the bed, as the nursery rhyme goes. One by one, the monkeys each fall off so their mother calls their doctor.

I think there's a song you can download and use with this book, but when I read this to my son, I just read it aloud and didn't use the song.

My son likes reading books, even books on my iPad, but with this book, his attention wandered pretty quickly. I'm not sure if it's because the story is rather repetitive, or if it's because he didn't like the illustration style. He can be picky when it comes to illustrations, but usually if it's colorful, he'll at least watch or read for a few seconds or minutes.

Personally, I wasn't a fan of the illustration style. It seemed like it was computer-generated, kind of like some of the newer cartoons on Disney Junior are, but not as polished. The story is pretty much what you remember from the rhyme, so it was nice that it didn't tamper with a classic, so to speak.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's true to the original.
  2. It will help children learn subtraction.
  3. Kids may learn not to jump on the bed.

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration style may not work for everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Shhh,
they're all asleep.

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child is learning subtraction.
  2. Your child likes nursery rhymes.
  3. Your child likes jumping on the bed and you're not a fan of that.

RATING:
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