The Clever Monkey

  • A classic folktale that teaches readers the importance of sharing and trustworthiness
  • Revolutionary online oral reading fluency program
  • Helps children become fluent readers

Grade Level: K-2 | Lexile Level: 540L | Genre:Picture Books


Meet The Author

Rob Cleveland is an award-winning author, professional storyteller, workshop leader, accomplished film and stage actor, and a popular comedian. Rob has authored seven Story Cove picture books.He is also a popular keynote speaker for state and regional reading conferences where he shares his perspective on the unique role that folktales play in our lives and the critical contribution that the oral tradition can make in helping young children develop their core reading skills.


The Clever Monkey is a classic folktale from West Africa told by Rob Cleveland. One day two greedy jungle cats discover a large piece of cheese. They want to share the piece of cheese but cannot decide how they can divide it fairly. A very clever little monkey loves cheese as well, and when he sees the two cats arguing over the cheese, he uses this opportunity to trick the jungle cats into allowing him to eat practically all of the cheese. Unfortunately for the two cats, they never realize that a very clever monkey completely tricked them. This trickster monkey from Africa will teach readers the importance of sharing and trustworthiness.


Help your child become a FLUENT READER

The Lumos Reading Buddy is an industry-first online oral reading fluency program that integrates speech processing technologies with machine learning to provide empathetic oral reading fluency support.

The program leverages research-based methodologies such as independent reading, repeated reading, teacher modeling, and more!

Lumos StepUp Online Test Prep Program
  • Reads the book aloud to the child

  • Enables rigorous vocabulary practice

  • Records the child’s reading of the book

  • Quizzes the child on reading comprehension

  • Provides reading fluency metrics to Parents

What You Get?

  • A classic folktale that teaches readers the importance of sharing and trustworthiness

  • Cold Reading: Children can Read, Record, and Listen to the Story in their Voice

  • Vocabulary Practice: Lumos FlashCube and Quiz for Word Mastery

  • Read-along with an audio narration while paying attention to the highlighted text

  • Hot Reading: Children can Re-Read, Record, and Listen to the Story in their Voice

  • Interactive Quiz to demonstrate reading comprehension

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