Sunday, March 6, 2011
Shortly before my son turned two, he became obsessed with monkeys. I don't remember why, but he thought they were quite possibly the most hilarious things on the planet. One day before picking him up at daycare, I stopped by one of our local libraries so that I could surprise him with a few new books to read that night. I was in a hurry since I couldn't wait to pick him up, so I quickly scanned the shelves and judgementally grabbed a few stories whose titles seemed appealing or whose covers looked nice. Cha Cha Chimps was one of them. "Perfect!" I thought to myself. "A book about monkeys! He'll love it." Without even cracking the cover, I checked it out and was on my way. As we snuggled up and read it for the first time that night, we both giggled our way through the entire story and it instantly became a classic in our house. Ten silly chimps put on their boogie woogie pants and sneak out of their tree to dance the night away with their animal friends at Mambo Jamba's. My son loves to dance around and sing the chorus in his best monkey holler: "Eee eee, ooh ohh, ah ah ah! Ten little chimps do the cha cha cha!" This is one story that I love reading again and again, which is a good thing, since we've read it more times than I could count. Your little monkey is bound to love it, too!