The Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 is the digital version of Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury, which was published in 2009. These mischievous monkeys always make for a good laugh. Each of these stories is also available individually from Oceanhouse Media. The five stories included in this app are:
1) Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed: after getting ready for bed, the monkeys get themselves into mischief and start jumping on the bed. One by one, they bump their heads and the doctor has to be called as a result.
2) Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake: the five monkeys want to surprise Mama on her birthday with a cake while she is still asleep. Of course, complications arise during the whole process!
3) Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car: Mama decides she wants to put her “rickety, rattletrap wreck of a car” up for sale, so the monkeys decide they want to wash the car until it’s sparkly clean. It takes a lot of teamwork and determination to get through this process.
4) Five Little Monkeys Sitting In a Tree: the five little monkeys decide to tease Mr. Crocodile, and then fall into the water after the snap. They learn that teasing is not the answer and make a peace offering to Mr. Crocodile.
5) Five Little Monkeys with Nothing Else To Do: after finishing school, the monkeys are asked to do various cleaning tasks around the house. But through their mischievous ways, they wind up making it messier rather than cleaner.
There are 3 ways to read this Oceanhouse interactive ebook:
1) Read to Me- child turns the pages and listens to the narrated story with highlighted words
2) Read It Myself- the reader can read the book as if it were a regular book
3) Auto Play- plays like a movie, narrated story without even needing to even turn the pages.
Oceanhouse Media does a great job at combining the original text and artwork of The Five Little Monkeys, yet providing extras, such as touching a picture to hear and see what that picture is of. You also can replay an entire paragraph if interested. The highlighted words feature is great for early readers. Since The Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 is a compilation of stories, the reader will first select a story on the title page with a touch of an icon which represents each particular tale. As do other Oceanhouse Media omBooks, this app saves your place in a story, in case one needs to quit and pick up where left off if the story is not completed within one sitting.
What Tammy Liked
My toddler LOVES the well-known Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed so much that she tends to recite it along with the narrator. I do wish the doctor had a different voice from the narrator, but still it’s fun! The books are each nicely narrated with monkey noises and other sound effects in the background. Several of the stories are short enough to be used as a great bedtime story as well. Great for the classroom as the Five Little Monkeys series are already well-known to many teachers and therefore students. I also like how Oceanhouse Media is continually updating their omBooks to work with the new iPad’s Retina display.
The interactive pages, great narration, highlighted words, and sound effects make The Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 a great collection to add to your Five Little Monkeys ebook library! It’s fascinating to read each of these five short stories, chuckle, and appreciate the individuality and mischievousness of the monkeys.
To learn more about this app, you can check the complete features of Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 or Download it below.
Developer provided promo codes to facilitate the review.