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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, 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.