Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle book cover - link to story resources page

Monkey Puzzle (also known as “Where’s my Mum?”) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a firm favourite with children in our classes. Monkey has lost his Mum. The butterfly is keen to help but it takes a while! They meet lots of other animals along the way.

This story is fantastic for children learning language. It is full of phrases that kids can join in with and it is rich in descriptive vocabulary. Kids learn body parts, adjectives and describing ability and actions, as well as jungle animal vocabulary.

See reviews and purchase options here or watch the storytelling videos.

Kids Club English Resources

Storytelling videos

Body songs

Monkey songs

Jungle animals songs

Actions songs

Opposites songs

Related story - Are you my Mum?