5 Little Monkeys Go Shopping – Storybook App Review

Have you ever gone shopping with your kids and turned around to look and one takes off and disappears. It has happened to me before. My 3 year old likes to push the child size carts around the store and if you take your eyes off her for a second you see her scurrying down the isle with her little cart. She doesn’t get far before she has to turn around though. I sure know how the mother monkey felt in the story of 5 Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Oceanhouse Media.

5 Little Monkeys Go Shopping is a cute little story about a mother monkey and her 5 little monkeys who go shopping with her. They are in a clothes store trying on clothes when one disappears and then she has 4. She leaves to find the missing monkey comes back and then she is missing two more. Well later on in the story she ends up with more then what she came with. It evens out at the end of the story.

The day before school starts, Mama takes her five little monkeys shopping for clothes. “Stay right here,” she says, “AND DON’T GO WANDERING OFF!” But one little monkey has to go to the bathroom, and two little monkeys get thirsty. Then three little monkey friends arrive, and four little monkeys decide to go help find the others. . . . Will Mama ever have all five of her little monkeys together again?



This was a very cute story that one every parent I think can relate to. I think the kids will enjoy the mischievous monkeys too. The pictures in the story are so colorful and I love how each time you swipe the artwork blows up. The picture/word association I think is fantastic too for those curious little fingers who like to know what things are in the story. I love how the story was narrated and the background sounds in the story were perfectly fitting to each page. The story book has three options: read to me, read aloud, and autoplay. We picked the read to me option. We no sooner finished this story and my daughter wanted to see it again.

You can purchase 5 Little Monkeys Go Shopping in the itunes store for $1.99. This is compatible with  iphone, ipod, and ipad.

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