Learn to Read with Funny Monkeys!
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Random House Books for Young Readers, $3.99, 32 pages
Monkey Play is a Level 1 entry in the Step Into Reading series. Monkeys are all about fun and this story shows what they can do with all their energy. Monkeys can do typical monkey-things, like swing, jump and climb. But monkeys can do outlandish things, too, like dress up in sparkly shoes! This book is colorful and uses rhymes and repeating words to help your preschooler recognize their alphabet and begin to put words together. The beautiful pictures also give your young, soon-to-be reader clues as to what the words might be. Monkey Play is the perfect book to satisfy the reading bug in your little one!
Reviewed by Seniye Groff