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This is a nice large size book. It is actually kind of too big for my 10 month old to handle on her own. But she will grow into it. It definitely catches her attention. It has very cute pictures and she enjoys the sound of the buzzing flies on the last page.
As a previous reviewer noted, it does have a warning on the back that it is not for children under 3 due to choking hazard from small parts. I think it is referring to the googly eyes. I think it would be fine for a child under 3 as long as you supervise while they use it.
Overall I think this book is a good deal for the price here on Amazon.
I bought this book for my 2 year-old son for Christmas. He absolutely loves this book! It's everything you could want in a children's book. It has a fun rhyming story, simple and colorful illustrations, and the pages all have something you can touch. The last page has a lion surrounded by flies that buzz. This book appeals to many of the senses. The only downside to this book is that it is so large it is difficult to take places, and it sticks out on the bookshelf. Also be careful, the buzzing flies on the last page do not always work, so make sure you get a good copy!
We bought this book for friends who are due to have a baby soon and are planning to name him Charlie. My 17 month old son saw me take it out of the box and was devestated that he could not have it. He was very attracted to the bright colors and the textures. My only complaint about this book (and the others in the series) is that the title character (in this case, Charlie Monkey) never appears in the story. He is just on the front cover. Other than that, it's a very fun book for little ones.
this book is cute, but there isn't a monkey in the book. there is a gorilla, hippo, alligator, giraffe, and a lion with buzzing fly's. my daughter loves the book when the fly's work. they don't always light up, but overall the book is cute.