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Howler Monkey: Super Loud
     

Howler Monkey: Super Loud

by Natalie Lunis
 

It's easy to see-and hear-how the howler monkey got its name. Its howls aren't just loud, they are louder than the sounds made by any other monkey in the rain forest. In fact, they are some of the loudest sounds made by any animal on Earth.

Look inside to learn more about this furry, tree-climbing noisemaker. You'll find out where howler monkeys live, what they

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It's easy to see-and hear-how the howler monkey got its name. Its howls aren't just loud, they are louder than the sounds made by any other monkey in the rain forest. In fact, they are some of the loudest sounds made by any animal on Earth.

Look inside to learn more about this furry, tree-climbing noisemaker. You'll find out where howler monkeys live, what they eat, and how they communicate with one another- including the attention-getting ways they have of telling other monkeys to stay away!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
It is early in the morning and one male member of the troop starts to howl. The howl does not sound like the howl of a dog or wolf but more like a long, rumbling growl turning into a roar. Who is howling? The howler is a lone male howler monkey making a super loud sound. They live in groups called troops but typically, only one male monkey in the troop does the howling early in the morning. How loud is the sound you ask? It's one of the loudest sounds made by any animal in the world and it's hard to miss. Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called decibels. The howl of a howler monkey measures about ninety decibels, the same as a gas-powered lawn mower. These and many other facts about this furry, tree-climbing noisemaker are presented as part of the "Animal Loudmouths" series. Other noisy animal titles include coyotes, hippos, humpback whales, hyenas and mockingbirds. Each animal's story is told in accurate and informative language. Using large, full color photos and grade appropriate text for emerging readers, the series is an excellent introduction to nonfiction reading. Learn where howlers live, what they eat and how they communicate. Additional features include a table of contents, habitat maps, fact boxes, picture glossary, index and additional reading resources as well as online resources available through the publisher's website. A "Sound Check" section compares the loudness of the animal noise with familiar noises such as a lawnmower, ambulance and airplane. This is an excellent resource for classroom use or student research projects. It is quite probable readers of all ages will be introduced to a new fact or two regarding these loudmouths. A book and series worth checking out. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617722769
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Animal Loudmouths: Noisy Animals Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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