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The Magnificent Book of Monkeys and Apes

Illustrated by Simon Treadwell
Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Journey into rainforests, across grassy plains, and up snowy mountains to meet the extraordinary monkeys and apes that live there.

From the tiny pygmy marmoset to the huge Western lowland gorilla, this book showcases some of the world’s most extraordinary monkeys and apes through stunning illustrations.

Meet the acrobatic Siamang gibbon, the owl monkey that only comes out at night, and the clever orangutan that makes its own tools.

Intriguing facts accompany every illustration, so you can learn why the proboscis monkey goes swimming, how the bonnet macaque makes its own medicine, and why the bald uakari’s face is bright pink. Discover all these facts and more in this wonderful keepsake that you will revisit time and time again.

36 MONKEYS AND APES: Learn about dozens of monkeys and apes with different features and characteristics.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Vibrant, detailed images bring these incredible animals to life.

FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of fascinating facts in an easy-to-read format that will excite animal lovers of all ages.

MAP OF THE ANIMAL WORLD: A full-page color map shows where each monkey or ape originates.

About The Author

Barbara Taylor studied environmental sciences at the University of Southampton before becoming a science editor and writer at London's Natural History Museum. She is a multi-award-winning author of more than 120 children's inLayoution books and encyclopedias on natural history, science, and geography.

About The Illustrator

Simon Treadwell attended the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and later worked as an Art Director in the advertising industry. As an illustrator, he became a specialist in hyperrealism, using mixed techniques, airbrush, oil, acrylic and watercolors, before deciding to start producing digital artworks. Simon is forever exploring his art and discovering new ideas and techniques to best illustrate his work.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (September 12, 2023)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681888989
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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