These Monkeys Want to Stay Up Late and Read! Newest Story in the Best-Selling Series. With expressive illustrations and catchy rhyming text, this lively story in the "Five Little Monkeys" series finds the bouncy monkeys all wound up at bedtime and pleading for just one more story. And even after Mama has finished the last book, her little monkeys keep reading on their own in bed. Finally, Mama has to gather their books and take them with her. But, just as the monkeys are ready to settle down and sleep, they hear something coming from across the hall. Could it be that Mama likes to read in bed, too? Children (and parents) will be able to relate to these bedtime-delaying monkeys and will love calling out the book's repeated refrain: "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed!"