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Monkey Colors
Monkey Colors
By author: Darrin Lunde   Illustrated by: Patricia J. Wynne
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Binding Information: Hardback 
3  - 6
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Price: $15.95

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Wanna monkey around?

Meet twelve monkeys from around the world in this playful introduction to colors. Some monkeys are brown and some are red. Some have orange feet. One monkey even has a blue face, yellow cheeks, a red tail, and a white moustache.

A world map shows where each monkey lives. Back matter provides more information about each monkey and about primates in general.

This book is good for your brain because it provides:
Sight word vocabulary, color words and identification, life science and animal characteristics.

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Binding Information: Paperback 
ISBN: 978-1-57091-742-4
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  Kirkus Reviews - June 1, 2012
"Monkeys come in many colors."

Repeating this statement as a refrain, Lunde and Wynne describe 12 monkey species in simple sentences. The monkeys are grouped into three categories: four whose fur is a single all-over color (yellow, red, brown, orange); four who have colorful features or stripes; and four whose colors vary with sex or age or gender or who are truly multicolored. Each individual watercolor-and-ink illustration includes a tiny label; most also show a simplified version of the animal's habitat. Sections begin with the refrain on a double-page spread. The first spread shows all 12 species; the second, the first four described; then eight, and finally all 12 in a museum diorama. These offer an identification game, an additional way for readers to engage with the material. The backmatter includes another picture of each species plus an interesting fact or two, as well as a world map showing where each can be found. A final author's note on the copyright page reminds readers that the 12 would never be seen together in the wild, only in a natural history museum. The author and illustrator, who both work at such museums, have collaborated successfully before, most recently in Hello, Baby Beluga (2011).

Simple and effective, a charming early reader about variety in the natural world.

  School Library Journal - July 1, 2012
Simply written, this is an elementary introduction to 12 kinds of monkeys, including Midas tamarins, silvered langurs, and mandrills. The text is set in a large, easy-to-read font; clear, realistic watercolor and ink illustrations are labeled with the names of the animals in small type. "Some monkeys are yellow, and some are red" is illustrated by the woolly spider and red howler monkeys, respectively. Back matter includes a paragraph with additional information for each monkey, and a world map shows the animals' home continents. With solid facts and good illustrations, this is a suitable introduction to monkeys for young children.