It's summer, school is out, and the five little monkeys are bored. " There is nothing to do." they tell Mama. " Oh yes, there is," says Mama. " Grandma Bessie is coming for lunch, and the house must be neat and clean." Well-meaning as ever, the five little monkeys clean their room and go on to sweep the floors, scrub the bathroom, and pick berries for dessert. But then . . . Children will welcome the return of the five little monkeys, who make the same kinds of messes they do.