Paperback Candlewick Press, c2007, p2010
Price: USD 7.07
Description: 45 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
Dewey: 599.88; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.5
AR 3.8 LG .5 122964EN; F&P N


 


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FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, c2007, p2010

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Learning Focus

Animals

Library Classifications

Apes. Picture books for children.

Common Genres & Topics

Apes, Monkeys, Etc. (Juvenile Nonfiction; Animals)


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Overview
From Follett

Describes the behavior, diets, and habitats of the orangutan, chimpanzee, bonobo, and gorilla before revealing that humans are the other great ape, discussing simple similarities between people and the other apes and the need to protect these species.

From the Publisher
"White makes an intense emotional connection between subject and reader. . . . The great apes have found their John Singer Sargent." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Book Sense Children's Pick
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
A New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
An ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award Winner

Swing with a hairy orangutan and her baby as they lunge for a smelly, spiky durian fruit. Roam and play with a gang of chimps, then poke out some tasty termites with a blade of grass. Chatter and feast on figs with a bonobo, or chomp on bamboo with a gorilla as he readies for sleep. What could be better than spending time with these rare and wonderful creatures -- after all, the fifth great ape on this planet is you!
Back matter includes an index and a map.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st U.S. pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: 599.88
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 45 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
  • Tracings: White, Vicky, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-4974-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-4974-6
  • Follett Number: 0065FC2
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.8
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 122964EN
  • Fountas & Pinnell: N

Reviews & Awards
  • ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, 2007
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/08
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 04/01/08
  • Library Media Connection starred, 04/01/08
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 12/17/07
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 01/01/09
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide starred (March, 2008)
Simple text in large type and pencil and oil pictures on expansive white pages introduce the five species of great apes--including humans. Spreads provide basic information about diet, behavior, and social structure. Footnotes in a smaller cursive type offer more detail. Close-up portraits of the apes, intimate but not sentimentalized, and concise, respectful text will draw youngsters in. Websites. Ind.

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