A Troop is a Group of Monkeys

About the Book

A surfeit of skunks, a troop of monkeys, a clutter of spiders.... These colorful and poetic words for animal groups are called collective nouns and children will learn all about them in this rhyming picture book by Julie Hedlund. With beautiful painted illustrations by Pamela Baron, each animal group is brought to life in color-splashed environments sure to fascinate any child.The magnificent illustrations and playful use of language make it perfect for design-savvy parents and inspired gift givers. First published as a series of interactive book apps for the iPad, A Troop is a Group of Monkeys has received much industry praise and was included in the Top 50 Apps for Kids in 2013.


A troop is a group of monkeysThis nonfiction storybook is written in rhyming couplets, allowing the book to run as a series of parallel pages, rather than as a story with a beginning, middle and end.

Each page features one animal group and the correct collective noun for describing them. For example, “A parliament of owls hoots in the night… A pandemonium of parrots begins to take flight…” and so on.

- An original theme song, written by children’s musician Tim McCanna
- Animated illustrations, painted in traditional watercolors, by Pamela Baron
- Each page features interactive play for kids, inviting them to play with the animals
- Tied to Common Core standards and includes reading strategies and activity ideas
- Winner of QED certification for excellence in digital books

About the Author

Julie HedlundJulie Hedlund is the author of A Troop is Group of Monkeys, A Shiver of Sharks and the upcoming bedtime story My Love for You is the Sun. Her website, juliehedlund.com, is an incredible resource for writers and her blog posts and resources have helped many an aspiring kidlit writer reach their goals. Julie is the founder of 12 x 12, a forum for authors to kick-start their manuscript writing over the course of 12 months.