Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do

by Eileen Christelow

With nothing to do, the five little monkeys make the household chores a fun--and messy--adventure in this sturdy board book edition.

  • Format: Board Book
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544088900
  • ISBN-10: 0544088905
  • Pages: 28
  • Publication Date: 09/02/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 30

About the book

When five little monkeys ask for something to do, cleaning the house for Grandma Bessie's visit isn't exactly what they had in mind. But leave it to those mischievous monkeys to find a way to make housework fun . . . and messy! Features Eileen Christelow's irresistible monkey art in a sturdy board book edition perfect for repeat readings.

About the author
Eileen Christelow

Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including eleven popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Vote!, and Robins!: How They Grow Up. She lives with her husband in East Dummerston, Vermont. 


"This is pure silliness-just the kind kids like. . . . The monkeys are suitably active, and their mess-making skills, as demonstrated in the watercolor art, are impressive, with clothes scattered everywhere and dirty water overflowing the tub. . . . Plenty of fun." Booklist, ALA

"A lively readaloud." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"When five bored little monkeys complain of nothing to do, their mother gladly enlists their help in getting ready for Grandma's visit. In a great scurry, they clean their room, scrub the bathroom, beat the rug, and pick berries for dessert. Unfortunately, when they turn to readying themselves, they undo all their good work and mess and muddy the entire house. Wordless pictures show them cleaning again. . . . This book can be enjoyed one-on-one or at story hour, and all who read it will gain more appreciation for whoever does the cleaning at home." School Library Journal