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Oh no! A little monkey has lost his mum… but Butterfly says she can find her. What does his mum look like? Well, she’s big… but not like an elephant! No – that big grey jumbo isn’t her! She clings to trees… but not like a snake. No, that slithery snake isn’t her! She lives in the trees, but she’s not a parrot. She leaps about… but she’s not a frog. Oh, what a muddle! Oh, what a puzzle! Will Monkey and Butterfly ever find her? Told in leaping dialogue, this comical story of mistaken identities from favourite author Julia Donaldson ends with a reassuring discovery, and is great for reading aloud.

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Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

August 11th, 2000

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 1.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages




Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

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What kids think

  1. 21105
    on 22 March 2014

    I loved the butterfly

    5 out of 5
  2. Rumaitha12
    on 8 March 2014

    This was a great book

  3. fantasticmissfox
    on 5 March 2014

    Very funny with a lovely ending. I strongly reccomend for bedtimes.

  4. Jake2010
    on 4 March 2014

    Get book to get the little ones joining in and shouting up

    4 out of 5
  5. o26
    on 19 April 2012

    how do you read books

  6. emily6
    on 19 May 2010

    A great boobook for younger readers, but not for me.

    2 out of 5
  7. Prettyprincess1
    on 5 June 2009

    i tried reading this got to the end…... and i loved it i wanted to read it AGAIN!!!!!!!

  8. angel311
    on 8 June 2008

    no I hated it not for me it’s rubbish waist of paper bye bye

    1 out of 5

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