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Count the Monkeys

Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Kevin Cornell and Mac Barnett
Published by Scholastic
4.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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Jan 1, 1960
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Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page! Matching Mac Barnett’s brilliant wit are Kevin Cornell’s luminous illustrations, which will have young readers begging to count the monkeys all over again.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.75 / 7.0

It’s fun to have a counting book that is more than just a counting book–it’s really more like a joke about counting books. This book is a blast. I think it’s funny, and my toddler thinks it’s funny, so it’s a gigglefest the whole way through.

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Who Wrote Count the Monkeys

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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.

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Who Illustrated Count the Monkeys

Kevin Cornell

Kevin Cornell is known for his humor and has illustrated many books, websites, and comics such as The Chicken Squad, Count the Monkeys, The Terrible Two, and Mustache! He spends his time in Philadelphia drawing made-up things.

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Kevin Cornell's Book Dedication

For Kim, who holds my hand

Mac Barnett's Book Dedication

For Kate Sherwood

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