Mad About Monkeys

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey

For ages: 5 and up

Language: English

Topics Covered: Nature, Conservation, Monkeys, Global Community, STEM, Science.

Summary: We are so excited the next installment, Fanatical About Frogs, is coming out soon!  But we will focus on the present and just talk monkeys right now.  Davey goes in-depth about all sorts of monkey-related knowledge.  Can you distinguish between Old and New World monkeys?  If you can’t now, you sure will be able to by the end of the book!  Learn why they swing from trees and how monkeys play with one another.  Other basic information such as food and social interaction styles are also covered, which is great for the young animal enthusiast in your life!  Over 250 species are explored in this book, with Davey’s signature illustration style that is engaging and attractive to readers of all ages.  As per usual, there is information about conservation at the end of the book.  This is an important part of all the animal books the author works on!

Reflection Questions:

  • Did you learn about a new type of monkey today?
  • What was your favorite monkey fact?
  • How do you think you can help with monkey conservation?

Continuing the Conversation:

  • Are monkeys native to the area where you live?  If they don’t live there now, what about prehistoric monkeys?  Learn about what your community looked like many years ago before there were towns and humans!  A trip to the Natural History museum might help you out-in real life or a virtual tour!
  • Why do you think animals are kept in zoos?  There are several reasons, and one of them is conservation.  Get in touch with a zookeeper or animal conservationist and learn about how zoos play a role in figuring out how to assist in animal conservation efforts around the globe.

About the Author & the Illustrator:

owenOwen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator, living & working in Leicester, UK. He has a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University. Davey is a primary Illustrator for TwoDots which has been #1 in over 70 countries, as well as the illustrator of iPad App of the Year 2015 game, The Robot Factory.  His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China, Sweden, Russia & South Korea!

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