Children's LiteratureBaboons groom themselves for three hours a day. Monkeys would love to eat a banana for lunch but also eat flowers, frogs, and gum. These facts and many more may be found in this authoritative book on monkeys. Incredible facts about Old World monkeys such as the Mandrill and Lion-Tailed Macaque and New World monkeys such as the Uakari and the Pgymy Marmoset as well as information on several more monkey species may be found within this wonderful nonfiction reference book for children from the "Animals, Animals" series. McDaniel gives the reader an in-depth look at monkeys through beautifully vivid illustrations as well as through an informative text. The book begins with a helpful table of contents, outlining the five sections of the book: "Introducing Monkeys," "A Monkey's World," "Family Life," "Monkey Food," and "Monkeys and Man." A glossary and index provide the reader with helpful tools to make the information within the book more meaningful and accessible. This book would be best suited for the upper elementary or middle school reader, but its colorful and descriptive illustrations allow application for younger students. 2004, Benchmark Books, Ages 8 to 15.
Sarah Nelson DeWald