FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, c2007, p2010
Price: USD 13.22
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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Library Classifications

Apes. Picture books for children.

Common Genres & Topics

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

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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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2010
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • 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: 0-329-83892-X (originally 0-7636-4974-0)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-83892-8 (originally 978-0-7636-4974-6)
  • Follett Number: 0447YK6
  • 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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