Heather Tekavec’s Manners Are Not for Monkeys is an amusing children’s book with illustrations to make you laugh out loud. When the zookeeper decides to relocate the outdoor monkey play area beside the family picnic and play area, something surprising happens. The monkeys start to behave, so as not to draw attention and be able to watch the children play. The children start to ignore the monkeys, who are behaving very un-monkey like despite Momma Monkey’s warning. The book provides a funny look at why manners are important for children, but maybe not so much for monkeys.
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review and give this one 4/5 stars for your toddlers.
Too Many Carrots, by Katy Hudson, was a big hit at our house!
Rabbit is stockpiling so many carrots that he soon outgrows his borrow leaving no space for himself. He has several good friends who are willing to suffer for him and offer up their homes, but because of the large amount of carrots Rabbit is hoarding, disaster always strikes and their homes are destroyed.
When the final catastrophe causes all of the animals to be homeless, Rabbit finally figures out what he should have done from the beginning… If he shares his carrots with his friends, there is room in his burrow for everyone!
This is the perfect story for toddlers. We all want our children to learn not to hoard things for themselves and to share with others. The illustrations were very well done and appealing, and the animal characters were all adorably sweet.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.