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Fourteen Monkeys: A Rain Forest Rhyme



by
Melissa Stewart
illustrated by
Steve Jenkins

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Beach Lane
ISBN
9781534460393
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Travel to a tropical rainforest where fourteen species of monkeys live in harmony in this playful, fact-filled book from award-winning author Melissa Stewart and Caldecott honoree Steve Jenkins.

In Manú National Park in Peru, an amazing fourteen different species of monkeys live together. That’s more than in any other rainforest in the world! How can they coexist so well? Find out in this lyrical, rhyming picture book that explores each monkey’s habits, diet, and home, illustrating how this delicate ecosystem and its creatures live together in harmony. From howler monkeys to spider monkeys to night monkeys, young readers will love getting to know these incredible primates and seeing the amazing ways they share their forest.Infographic showing layers of the rainforest and monkeys featured in book. More information about the monkeys of Manú, with map. Selected sources. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations created with cut- and torn- paper collage. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

599.80985

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Monkeys. Parque Nacional del Manú (Peru). Animal behavior and characteristics. Rain forests. Habitats. Ecosystems. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–While monkeys are always appealing to young children, this book digs deeper into the lives of these 14 monkeys using Stewart’s beautiful, descriptive, and age-appropriate vocabulary, and Jenkins’s familiar cut-paper collage illustrations to match. The informational bits provided list the diets, behaviors, and activities that make these monkeys most engaging for young readers. From the outset kids are pulled into Peru’s Manú National Park with bite-sized information about where each monkey lives in the trees and their size relative to humans. Each two-page spread offers a short rhyme about some aspect of the highlighted monkey’s movement, vocalizations, or other habits. There is further detailed information about each monkey in blocks of text to the side of the vivid illustrations. Attention is given to every species listed and whether they dash, scurry, or sprint one is pulled into these enticing pages by both the art and the language. For those species that are active at night the background becomes fully dark, a technique that really pulls the reader into the page and makes the illustrations pop. The book’s final pages include maps and detailed information for each monkey, listing predators, lifespan, “field notes,” and more. VERDICT A terrific additional or first purchase for young children to enjoy the wonders of life as a monkey in the Manú National Park.–Linda Annable, Newport P. L., Newport, OR

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–While monkeys are always appealing to young children, this book digs deeper into the lives of these 14 monkeys using Stewart’s beautiful, descriptive, and age-appropriate vocabulary, and Jenkins’s familiar cut-paper collage illustrations to match. The informational bits provided list the diets, behaviors, and activities that make these monkeys most engaging for young readers. From the outset kids are pulled into Peru’s Manú National Park with bite-sized information about where each monkey lives in the trees and their size relative to humans. Each two-page spread offers a short rhyme about some aspect of the highlighted monkey’s movement, vocalizations, or other habits. There is further detailed information about each monkey in blocks of text to the side of the vivid illustrations. Attention is given to every species listed and whether they dash, scurry, or sprint one is pulled into these enticing pages by both the art and the language. For those species that are active at night the background becomes fully dark, a technique that really pulls the reader into the page and makes the illustrations pop. The book’s final pages include maps and detailed information for each monkey, listing predators, lifespan, “field notes,” and more. VERDICT A terrific additional or first purchase for young children to enjoy the wonders of life as a monkey in the Manú National Park.–Linda Annable, Newport P. L., Newport, OR

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