“Christelow’s watercolor and pencil illustrations show great energy and movement, peppered with just the right amount of silliness.”
— ALA Booklist
IRA/CBC Children’s Choice —2001
The five little monkeys
and Mama all know
their old car has had it.
It really must go.
But how can they sell it
and buy one that’s new?
It’s dirty and smelly!
Oh what can they do?
Look at the car on the book cover above, then look at the car below. Can you guess what the five little monkeys decide to do?
From some car-crazy kids at a school in Virginia! We were brainstorming a story and I drew a picture of Mama looking very upset.
“Why is she so upset?” I asked.
Two little boys interrupted, “We want a story about a car!”
Hmmm! Five little monkeys and a car…so THAT’S why Mama is so upset!
The hardest part was painting the car! It had to have the same decorations on the same part of the car in each picture.
The drawings are dark pencil. The color is acrylic gouache.