Manners Are Not For Monkeys by Heather Tekavec
When the zookeeper moves the monkeys to a cage near the picnic area she doesn't realise the trouble it will cause. The monkeys watch the children and soon begin behaving like them. However their mummy isn't impressed as the monkeys are using good manners she replies with "Manners are not for Monkeys"
I like to read with my children even though my youngest isn't too fussed (she is only 1 though) my oldest is 3 and he loves to look at books, even ebooks.
So the story is pretty straightforward, it is easy to understand and isn't too long winded. The plot develops nicely as the monkeys develop good human manners but this greatly upsets their mummy. I liked that the monkeys mummy was so upset that they weren't acting like real monkeys it gave the story a different spin. It kept my little ones attention although he may be too young to fully understand the story and it's content. The illustrations were great, they were fun to look at and really added to the book.
Overall I think it is definitely an interesting take on teaching children about manners I wouldn't say I loved the story but I did enjoy reading it with my son. It's worth a try if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.
3.5 stars from me & Dex
Thank you to Kids Can Press & Netgalley for my copy to read and review.
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