#BookReview: Monkey Stuff by Rebecca Bielawski also the Illustrator #ChildrensEducation #Counting

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you for a children’s book by an author new to me, Rebecca Bielawski, who also does her own illustrations. Next week, I’ll move away from children’s fiction, for a little while. Meanwhile, here’s my review >>>

About the Book:

A children’s rhyming counting book

A beautifully illustrated children’s book full of life and color.

Young children will encounter the numbers 1 to 10, a naughty little monkey, lots of familiar animals, people and objects and a funny rhyming text.

Elements include: a crocodile, a lion, a dog, a princess, an ant, a cow, a baker, an apple tree, a horse and a bird.



My Review:


A fantastically fun way for kids to learn numbers!

A rhyming book about a naughty monkey with beautiful illustrations, which will help younger children learn to count up to 10. (See photos below.)

I loved the monkey’s antics, and can see parents/caregivers and children having such fun reading this together. It’s rated as baby to 6, but I’d say it wants to be more like 18 months to 2 years as the lower age.

The pictures and fun story will motivate most children to learn to count up to 10. Highly recommended!











NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

For anyone interested, here is the universal Amazon link …


I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 


16 Comments on “#BookReview: Monkey Stuff by Rebecca Bielawski also the Illustrator #ChildrensEducation #Counting

  1. What a fab review for this wonderful book. I love the cover too! Congrats to the author/illustrator. <3 xx

  2. Great review, Harmony! Those type of books are fun to read.

  3. The drawings look darling. I’m guessing it’s a read-aloud book–the teacher reads, students listen? Great review.

    • It definitely lends itself to the read aloud approach. Yes, the drawings are so darling! Thanks, Jacqui 🤗💕😊

  4. You don’t monkey around, Harmony. Wonderful review, reminding me of the impact writers have on young minds. Thank you!

  5. Nice review, Harmony. I follow the link to see the pictures, and they’re good. I agree about the age range. Hugs, Sarah xx

  6. Seems to be your usual well thought through review Harmony. I have also done a book of (slightly off colour) poems about animals for children so I know how much they enjoy that kind of reading. Anything educational is a bonus for parents and illustrations are always good to bring children into reading.The author should be delighted at your review, as should parenhts who want to encourage their children.
    Huge Hugs.

    • Ooh, I’ll have to take a look at that book! Thanks so much, David. Huge hugs 🤗💕🙂