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A monkey discovers that running a hotel isn't an easy job when his first guests, a tall giraffe, a small turtle, and a fat hippopotamus, all leave after one topsy-turvy night. By lifting flaps, illustrations of selected words in the text are revealed.
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PreSchool-Grade 1 Substance is eclipsed by form in this slight tale of ``a thin mon key who opened a large hotel in the countryside.'' A tall giraffe, a small tur tle, and a fat hippopotamus arrive to spend the night, but find themselves in the wrong beds due to a power failure. Upon their disgruntled departure in the morning, Monkey decides to abandon the hotel business and open a restau rant. The simple story provides the backdrop for the lift-the-flap gimmick at work here. Bright, cartoonish illus trations are faced by a page of text, some of which is printed on flaps that lift to reveal full-color pictures of the object named. This novelty book may be used to help beginning readers strengthen sight vocabularies, but the contrivance wears thin as the pages progress. Many of the items illustrated are repeated throughout, and while each depiction is different, there is not enough variety to maintain reader inter est. Starr LaTronica, North Berkeley Library, Calif.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A thin monkey opens a large hotel and gets three guests: a tall giraffe thatwill need a long, narrow bed; a turtle that will require a short, tiny bed; and a fat hippopotamus with a bulk and form for which only a strong, hard bed will do. When the lights go out, only the monkey makes it safely to his own bed; each of the other guests has to fit into completely unsuitable beds intended for someone else. The emphasis is on adjectives in this exuberant rebus-style book, which features pictures hidden under flaps with text, as well as cheerful full-page illustrations. In sunny colors that include a pumpkin orange and a robin's egg blue, the pictures show the monkey's oblivion to the complexities of inn-keeping and his blithe decision, finally, to become a restaurateur. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Carousel, 1987. Condition: New. Maureen Roffey (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0694002240