Spunky monkeys on parade, by Stuart J. Murphy From Bogey Bear
What's more fun then a parade? Counting all the groups of marchers. What's more fun than counting all the groups of marchers in a parade? Counting bunches of monkeys marching in a parade. This book is a great story to share because it looks at the different ways we can count, one-at-a-time or skip-counting. The monkeys are a lot of fun and theres a funny surprise at the end.

About this Book
Monkeys ride in 2s, tumble by 3s, and march in 4s -- and readers can count them up as the parade goes by!

From Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-This lively concept book offers a rollicking introduction to beginning multiplication. Readers learn to count by twos, threes, and fours as they follow a group of exuberant monkeys parading down the street. The action begins with a scene in a dressing room filled with monkeys getting dressed, putting on makeup, and rehearsing their acts, and ends with the Monkey Queen and King throwing bananas to the crowd.

Each bright, colorful illustration suggests plenty of movement and excitement. The rhythmic text adds to the parade theme, while the animals' shenanigans make counting fun. A note to adults gives suggested activities to reinforce the ideas presented in the book. Also included is a list of other titles that focus on the same concepts.

Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author
Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

About the Illustrator
Lynne Cravath lives in Phoenix, Arizona.