Steve Jenkins warns his readers about the dangers of some animals in a kid-friendly fashion in Never Smile at a Monkey. Each page shares one of eighteen different creatures’ harmful characteristics. Written in a repeating structure, NEVER begins the informative paragraph using alliteration in the subsection titles. At the end of the book, more information is shared regarding each creature.
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Savorings for Never Smile at a Monkey:
- Commands – Look out!
- Intertwines physic qualities with emotional characteristics – “Sharp hooves, long horns, and an extremely nasty temper”
- Dependent Clauses
- Power of 3