In this book, it talks about monkeys jumping on a bed, one falls off each time and bumps their head. In my classroom I would want to read this book to my students and incorporate a math lesson with it. Each time a monkey fell off the bed we would stop and count the Monkeys. As a class we would also talk about subtraction and how the monkeys are being subtracted each time someone falls off. The students could then go back to their seats and I would have simple practice subtraction problems for them to do. I would not use numbers, but monkeys to help relate the text to better understand subtraction.
Intended Audience/Grade Level: Kindergarten-First Grade.
Naughty Little Monkeys is a great way to incorporate behavior and the ABCs in one lesson for your lower grade levels. This is definitely a book I would use in kindergarten and 1st grade. I would read it to them during the first day of school and have them point out what is wrong with the behavior from the monkeys. I would then pass out a work sheet and ask them to underline the beginning letter (ABCs) of each wrong behavior. That way I could assess each student and see what letters, if any, that they know. This would be a good transition book to teach the classroom/school rules.
This book is very old and one that I remember being read since I was very little. The reason I gave it so few stars is because I think it is a classic and definitely should be read, I do not know how well it would be for a whole group lesson. The only possibility is that you could read it before a math lesson for Kindergartners while they learn counting. The older the students get, I do not think they would be very interested in this book.