Author: Ariel Bernstein
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Owl has a nice big red balloon. Monkey really wants Owl’s balloon. Monkey tries to find items it can trade for the balloon. Monkey finally found a sock with a star. Monkey shows Owl all the possible fun things that can be done with the sock. Owl really wants the sock, but Monkey realizes how much fun his sock really is. Eventually they both realize what they have makes them happy, but then Lemur shows up with an ice cream cone.
Review: This cute story book really shows how jealousy plays a role in both the Monkey and Owl characters. The Monkey is the first to want what another, Owl, has. Eventually once Monkey has something Owl wants things begin to change. Eventually the story ends with both Monkey and Owl wanting what Lemur has. This book really shows how being jealous will not get you far, but if you’re willing to share things will be a lot more fun. The way this story shows the importance of sharing by involving some humor really helps young reader engage with the story and learn a life lesson.