Speak softly and carry a big pencil. 

Spunky Little Monkey

Sleepy little monkey won't get out of bed.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said:
"Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Gooseberry Pies --
Monkey needs some exercise!"

Sleepy little monkeys everywhere will clap, stomp, shake, and cheer -- while chanting this rhythmic, energetic dance song based on a popular playground game. And as they move their heads, hands, hips, and feet -- everyone will be bursting with clapping energy -- and ready to start a new day!

With humor, high energy, and Bill Martin Jr's trademark rhythm and rhyme, young readers will learn to name parts of the body. And the book makes a perfect exercise warm-up to start off a busy day of school!

Published by Scholastic Press
Written by Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson
Illustrations by Brian Won
ISBN-13: 0545776430

Spunky Little Monkey


"An infectious, rhythmic dancing game, complete with clapping, stomping, and shaking. It's nearly impossible to resist joining in, and possibly even more difficult to get the rhyming song out of one's head once the book is through...With simple, lyrical repetition, this is a fantastic book for young children and one that can easily be adapted for young elementary-age kids."
—School Library Journal

"Will make any fan of the Martin and Sampson books feel at home." –Publishers Weekly