The BGs Review: Putting the Monkeys to Bed by Gennifer Choldenko

August 5, 2015 Children's Book Reviews 0 ★★½

The BGs Review: Putting the Monkeys to Bed by Gennifer CholdenkoTitle: Putting the Monkeys to Bed by Gennifer Choldenko
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons on June 9, 2015
Genres: Children's Books, Humor, Picture Books
Source: YABC
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
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two-half-stars

A hilarious story that shows kids that they can get themselves to sleep at bedtime!

Sam is never ready to go to sleep at bedtime. There are always more questions to ask Mama, more books to read . . . not to mention the monkeys! Sam’s rambunctious trio of toy monkeys would much rather jump on the bed and make up songs about ping pong than go to sleep.

Eventually Sam wants to go to sleep. But how will he ever get the monkeys to settle down?

This story’s silly monkey mayhem also includes a calming bedtime routine that really works.

I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The BGs Review is a feature on the blog where my daughters and I review children’s books. This review includes my thoughts on the book, as suitable for children, as well as opinions and thoughts from my two oldest “Baby Girls” (ages 10 and 4) aka the BGs.

One Line: It was mildly entertaining with some funny moments that I enjoyed.

This book had some highs and lows, but overall, I liked it. I thought it was cute how the little boy couldn’t fall asleep and all the things he tried. It was pretty funny how he kept calling for his mom and it reminded me of my kids. Even though I could see the humor and all in the story, I think the kids weren’t all that interested in it. They had their moments, but their interest waxed and waned. I appreciated the illustrations and thought they were very detailed, although a lot of darker colors were used, in my opinion, so it wasn’t as eye-catching as other children’s books I’ve read. It’s a pretty quick read and it has its moments so it’s definitely worth a try.

Thoughts from BG1: It was okay. I liked the funny monkeys and some of the stuff the boy did. I don’t know if I’d read it again, but it wasn’t bad.

Thoughts from BG2: Monkeys! Monkeys! Monkeys! I liked the monkeys.

*This review of Putting the Monkeys to Bed was first published on YABC.*

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