Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2007
Price: USD 15.77
Description: 45 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 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

USD 14.88

Paperback Candlewick Press, c2007, p2010

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

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
With compelling illustrations and a conservationist slant, this look at four rare great apes -- and one very familiar one -- is a book to go ape over.

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: November 13, 2007
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Dewey: 599.88
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 45 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
  • Tracings: White, Vicky, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-3471-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-3471-1
  • LCCN: 2007-023456
  • Follett Number: 10312U7
  • Catalog Number: 0763634719
  • 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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