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"White makes an intense emotional connection between subject and reader. . . . The great apes have found their John Singer Sargent." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
A Book Sense Children's Pick
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
A New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
An ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award Winner
Swing with a hairy orangutan and her baby as they lunge for a smelly, spiky durian fruit. Roam and play with a gang of chimps, then poke out some tasty termites with a blade of grass. Chatter and feast on figs with a bonobo, or chomp on bamboo with a gorilla as he readies for sleep. What could be better than spending time with these rare and wonderful creatures after all, the fifth great ape on this planet is you
About the Author
Martin Jenkins has written numerous acclaimed books for children, including a retelling of Jonathan Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and several nonfiction titles. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Brian Sanders is an illustrator whose work has appeared on book jackets, in pop-up books, and even on postage stamps. He lives in Essex, England.
Vicky White is a lecturer in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick, where her main research interests are management developments, feminist perspectives on social work. Her experience as a social work practitioner includes hospital and residential settings and a family placement unit.