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A jolly, delightfully illustrated story for the very young about a restless monkey who doesn't want to go to sleep.
Once upon a time in an ancient forest, there lived a little monkey.
And this little monkey would run, jump, climb trees, dive in the lake, and chase butterflies—all day long!
She would yawn and yawn as the sun set. The other animals would ask her, “Why are you so tired, little monkey? You should go to sleep.”
But she would respond: “I’m not tired in the least. . . . So I don’t need to go to sleep.”
In the trees, she'd sway under the stars as her friends' eyes shut all around her.
Does the day have to end? Will the little monkey give into her yawns and her heavy eyelids, or will she play all night?
About the Author
Magdalena Takáčová (a.k.a. Mag Takac) is an author, artist, and book illustrator based in the Czech Republic.
"This Little Monkey is busy! Busy playing. Busy singing. And definitely too busy to go to sleep. Or is she? With high impact artwork, simple text, and a charming read aloud ending, caregivers and children alike will enjoy this clever take on the classic bedtime story." —Catherine Bailey, author of Hustle Bustle Bugs and Lucy Loves Sherman
"A perfect bedtime story full of energy and color that softly drifts to nighttime. Beautiful visually, the illustrations give a lot to enjoy and discover with each new read." —Kate Louise, author of Tough Cookie and The Upside-Down Fish