Thursday, February 24

Monkey Business

Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith 1941
What is Monkey Business?
It's not usual, you see,
to think a pretty lady
would ask a chimp to tea!

No, we mostly form an idea
of kids up to no good,
instead of little people
behaving as they should.

So when a child at table
begins to act the fool,
we tell them they're a monkey!
Perhaps that's rather cruel?
But on this day, as you can see,
that threat has surely come to be!


Thanks to Monday's Child for this prompt #34.

11 comments:

  1. But it turned into a cute monkey, so that's not so bad ;-)

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  2. Such a cute little guy tho! Welcome to our tea little fella.

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  3. I love this. Can't wait to read it to my children tonight. :)

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  4. Did the East wind blow and will the monkey change back again?

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  5. Oh Yes...this little Monkey will either learn or me like the rest of us and rebell...heading to Starbucks....bkm

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  6. I want to know how the monkey changes back, too (or is the monkey just a monkey?).
    Love the illustration--she did such beautiful work.

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  7. What a great prompt, the look in the little girl's eyes is really interesting, and your piece is rather brilliant, you should do more of this type of thing, I understand completely why Margaret would want to read it to her children.

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  8. This was clever! You let the monkey be a real monkey. I kept thinking that it was a monkey-doll!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's Monday's Child #34

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  9. Liked the little lady and her chimp :)

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