This book is pure and simple fun. Find your hand and find your thumb and get ready to drum, drum drum along with the monkeys. It's a combination of silliness and rhyme and great for early readers who need something with a bit of intensity.
28 pages 978-0394810768 Ages 2-5
Keywords: rhyme, repetition, monkeys, fun, humor, hands, human body, 2 year old, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
First sentence: Hand hand fingers thumb. One thumb one thumb drumming on a drum. One hand two hands drumming on a drum. Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum.
Premise/plot: What starts out as one monkey joyfully drumming ends with millions of monkeys jamming away on their drums. Perkins' book is a jazzy treat that delights readers old and new.
Favorite quotes: "Hello Jack." "Hello Jake." Shake hands shake hands. Shake! Shake! Shake!
Hand in hand more monkeys come. Many more fingers. Many more thumbs. Many more monkeys. Many more drums. Millions of fingers! Millions of thumbs! Millions of monkeys drumming on drums!---from Becky on Goodreads