Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monkey & Elephant's Worst Fight Ever by Michael Townsend

Monkey couldn't believe it.  Elephant was having a party and didn't invite him!

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published in March in hardcover.  Check with your local bookstore for a copy.

As we all know, children have disagreements, get mad at each other, and sometimes won't speak to each other.  The fight between Monkey and Elephant gets even worse than that.  They keep trying to outdo the last trick played on them until the other animals on the island put them in a boat and ship them out to sea to work out their differences!

This is a humorous tale with an instance of butt painting that should make your child laugh.  Why not let them learn that communication can solve problems and not to let a small hurt turn into a big mess by "getting even".

Check it out at your local bookstore.  It's a real cute book for ages 5-8.

Happy reading!

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