Monkeys, Apes, and Other Primates

Andre Lucas, Author, Vicki Bogard, Translator, Diz Wallis, Illustrator Young Discovery Lib $5.95 (37p) ISBN 978-0-944589-26-7
Children of all ages possess a continual fascination with monkeys; the largest crowds at zoos always seem to be watching the antics of these nearly human creatures. This compendium will certainly expand young readers' knowledge of, and interest in, the primate family. Intriguing facts are presented in an easily understood text with profuse, strikingly realistic illustrations. Various species are described, together with their particular habitats, behavior patterns and, often, wonderfully obscure tidbits of knowledge: ``The drill, like all baboons, has cheek pockets under his black mask: that's where he keeps extra food.'' Few breeds of any kind are overlooked, from the pygmy marmoset (the world's smallest monkey--``one would fit in your pocket'') to the infamous gorilla King Kong; children will delight in finding their favorites, while learning more about their forerunners on earth. The publisher will issue five additional titles in this series will be published at the same time: Going West , Cathedrals , Music! , Blue Planet and Bears, Big and Little . Ages 5-10. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/01/1989
Release date: 11/01/1989
Hardcover - 978-0-516-08290-5
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