Playful & Educational, November 7, 2003
The Rebecca Review
In this adorable book, we find a monkey named Emily who
sleeps in a frilly French bedroom. She is rather mischievous and
loves to swing from chandeliers, paint pictures on walls and
On these pages she is found on almost every page, sometimes
she is hiding between books on a shelf or playing the piano.
Sharon Watts has done an amazing job with the illustrations.
This book has an added level of intrigue as some of the pages
fold out. There is a lot going on behind the green curtain! The
words within the pictures are often in full-color and I found
the main story font was easy to read.
In this story, Madame DuBois takes care of Emily as if she
was her child. We find Emily eating in bed or being carried home
from a shopping trip. She also enjoys taking Emily to outdoor
markets where she eats famous French doughnuts. Madame DuBois
also makes sure she wears fashionable clothes.
One day, Emily goes wild and Madame DuBois takes her to the
Zoo so she can be with other monkeys. She soon regrets this
decision, but with some patience she learns this is best for a
This book is filled with wonderful art, some suspense and
even a good laugh on the last page. Your young children will
love this book.
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