A Book of Monkeys (and other primates) is a charming book to teach children and adults about our closest relatives. Can you tell a slow loris from a slender loris? Did you know that when it rains, orangutans make umbrellas using leaves? What’s the difference between a monkey and an ape? Discover all these and more monkey facts in this humorous illustrated guide.
From lemurs and tarsiers to gorillas and chimpanzees, the book reveals the social lives of primates, their dining preferences and grooming habits. You’ll even find out which monkey swims, and how the male gorilla impressed female gorillas. If you wnat to know your chimp from your bonobo (or find out what a macaque likes to eat for lunch), this is the perfect book for you.
Katie Viggers is a London illustrator who studied fine art at university, and then completed an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.