monkey and the engineer

Summary:

You can just imagine what is going to happen when the Monkey starts driving the train. The engineer is left behind, but the train is coming through on time.

Educational Themes:

The biography of Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller provides a great starting place for exploring folk music, traveling musicians, train travel, and music genres.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 9
Age of child:
Read with 6-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Younger kids will love the illustrations, and older kids will enjoy having a visual complement to the music.
Little Kid Reaction:

Our child requested this book several nights in a row. S/He liked to add the sound of the train whistle as we turned the pages.

Parent Reaction:

The illustrations are great, but it this story is clearly meant to be a song, and adding a CD would probably add more pizazz to the book. After the second time, we had read this enough. The biography of Jesse Fuller is great, but lost on our child.

Pros:

The engaging illustrations bring to life the lyrics of a folk song. Kids will enjoy the imagery of a monkey driving a train.

Cons:

Although you can listen to the music online, it would be nice to have the music on hand with the book to encourage a "read along" on the go.


Title Monkey And The Engineer
About
Author Jesse Fuller
Publisher Redpsych Productions © 2007
Illustrators David Opie
ISBN 9780979397264
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Picture Book, Music, Trains
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