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Download Monkey Puzzle Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (534 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Julia Donaldson Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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A very clever, funny story from the author of the prize-winning The Gruffalo. Can butterfly help little monkey find his mum?

Yes, finally, but only after a lot of trial and error as butterfly misunderstands monkey's descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farran | 2/14/2014

    " I looovee this book. My daughter doesn't. Rats "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justina | 2/9/2014

    " A cute little kids book. A butterfly tries to help a monkey find his mom, but has a difficult time. After all a butterfly's kids don't look anything like a butterfly so any animal is a valid candidate for the monkeys mother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Grant | 2/2/2014

    " Love this book. The pictures are great and the story is engaging. I use this book every year for the "Mother's Day" storytime theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/2/2014

    " A butterfly tries to help a lost monkey find his mother. After leading him to many animals in the forest, she finally finds the monkey's dad, who then takes little monkey to mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Baldwin | 1/31/2014

    " A variety of animals try with little success to help a baby monkey to find his mum. Nice humour and great fun to read out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/26/2014

    " Not all that original, but a great read-aloud story that keeps kids involved. Good for animal identification. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/19/2014

    " A great story-time book. Little monkey employs the help of a butterfly to help him find his mom as they wander through the jungle. This book would be a good candidate for someone who does voices well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 1/19/2014

    " one of the first times ever, that I can remember actually being "surprised" by what I read on the next page... very cleverly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 1/19/2014

    " Great new storytime book to add to the list! It is a little long for laptime :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/5/2014

    " I love a book with a twist at the end, especially one that reminds us of things that are important that we might have forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pghgranola | 1/2/2014

    " sophia laughed the entire time i was reading this book! this one is going on our Wish List. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umbreen Asghar | 12/25/2013

    " The butterfly keeps on picking the wrong animal as the monkey's mother to a good comic effect. Zaara found it funny throughout and enjoyed the ending. Superb illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna McRae | 12/24/2013

    " The story is told through rhymes. The monkey has lost is mother so he goes through the forest looking for her and seeking help. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/10/2013

    " "Monkey Puzzle". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 11/14/2013

    " monkey loses his mom. each page offers children an opportunity to help librarian with surprise animal that is NOT the monkey's mom. bright bold pictures. good for readaloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Butler | 9/25/2013

    " This book makes me laugh everytime I read it. A confused butterfly is having trouble helping a lost monkey find her mom. So cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 9/21/2013

    " good for animal identification "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 7/10/2013

    " I LOVE Julia Donaldson's books. The illustrations are fairly ugly, but colorful and fun. The writing rhymes and is always fantastic. This is a good one about children and how sometimes we look like our parents and sometimes we don't. Fun and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Millar | 4/1/2013

    " This is called 'Monkey Puzzle' in my house. I have to read it every night to my four year old but I don't mind a bit because it is brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milan Joseph | 8/12/2012

    " Cute and clever. It was a real monkey puzzle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Truman Green | 11/28/2011

    " Another great book Mom had to buy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 5/31/2011

    " A butterfly tries to help a lost monkey find his mother. After leading him to many animals in the forest, she finally finds the monkey's dad, who then takes little monkey to mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geni | 12/8/2010

    " too cute for words "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine Ramsey | 3/4/2010

    " I like this book because I like adventures and because I am a monkey "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/27/2009

    " One of my very favorite picture books ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 9/23/2009

    " Absolutely, positively hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esmeralda | 5/16/2009

    " Lush jungle drawings, catchy rime, and a storyline that requires some analytical thinking. As a picky parent, I enjoy reading this several times. It has been our 15 months old favorite board book the past four months. "

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About the Author
Author Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson was brought up in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University. Along with being a brilliant children’s author, Julia enjoys singing, songwriting, and performing. Julia is currently the Children’s Laureate and best known as the author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. The Gruffalo has sold more than four million copies and been translated into more than thirty different languages. She lives in Glasgow.