Ever wonder what monkeys are and what makes them so special?
With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores the many different types of monkeys from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill, as well as providing all the facts you wanted to know and more.
Discover where monkeys come from, how they swing from tree to tree and why they fight and play with each other. After reading this beautifully illustrated book by Owen Davey, you’ll soon be raving mad about monkeys!
Author: Owen Davey Illustrations: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Publisher: Flying Eye Books Publication Date: 1st Jun 2015 Pages: 40 Product Dimensions: 235 x 294 x 10mm Weight: 422g
'Tackling a topic as general as monkeys is a tall order for a picture book, but this one succeeds admirably. [...] Davey keeps things lively by relating specific traits of various monkey species [...] and these serve not only to pique readers' curiosity, but also to highlight the primates' diversity. The design of the book is stellar, interweaving text and stylized-but-accurate illustrations into a vibrant, cohesive whole that stands out for its appeal and clarity. A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys--a delight' - Kirkus, Starred Review
'A semi-irreverent tone and stylish images combine to create an arresting and informative guide to simian nature' - Publisher's Weekly
'Full of bared fangs, long tails and witty descriptions, this elegant book is likely to commend itself even to readers a good deal older than those for whom it is designed' - Wall Street Journal
'Davey's striking illustrations and bold graphic design are the highlights of this compendium of facts about monkeys. He deftly draws on their varied and unusual physical features to produce eye-catching images that will attract browsers - School Library Journal
About The Author
Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator from the UK. He has worked with clients including Google, Facebook, Sony, Lego and National Geographic. He is also the lead illustrator on the multi-award winning app Two Dots and produced many picture books over the years, most notably the non-fiction ‘About’ series with Flying Eye Books, which began with ‘Mad About Monkeys’ in 2015. His numerous books have been published in every continent except Antartica. He won Best of Show and two Silver Awards in the 3x3 Professional Show 2019.