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.