"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, a conservation biologist, has written several nonfiction books for children, including GRANDMA ELEPHANT'S IN CHARGE, THE EMPEROR'S EGG, and CHAMELEONS ARE COOL. He lives in Cambridge, England. Vicky White worked as a zookeeper for several years beore earning an MA in natural history illustration from London s Royal College of Art. APE is her first picture book."