Mrs. McClosky's Monkeys

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When Mrs. McClosky's three rambunctious boys wake up one day and find they have turned into monkeys, Mrs. McClosky takes them to live at the zoo where they are a big hit.---from the publisher

32 pages                            978-0590412339                     Ages 5-8

Keywords:  boys, mothers/sons, humor, behavior, monkeys, zoo, fun, family life, summer vacation, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old


It was the first day of summer vacation, and Mrs. McClosky’s three boys, Martin, Michael, and Max, were so happy that they leapt, and climbed, and jumped for joy!

The only one who was not happy was Mrs. McClosky. “Oh, these boys!” she wailed. “No, they aren’t boys, they’re monkeys!” And one night while the McClosky boys slept, they began growing ears, tails, and fur. Soon after that, when the boys caused a stir at the zoo, the zookeeper invited them to stay – in the monkey house! Now it’s only a matter of time before the three McClosky boys discover that being a monkey in the zoo isn’t nearly as satisfying as being a little boy at home.

Elvira Woodruff’s humorous, whimsical tale and Jill Kastner’s bright, energetic illustrations are sure to strike a chord with every little monkey.---from

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