Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Number Of Pages: 32
Release Date: 01-02-2010
Details: Product description Meet the bad boys (and girls) of the primate world. Playful, poetic text and vibrant art introduce young readers to howler monkeys. Extra facts within the text give readers the low-down on these loud, sloppy, and rude rain forest dwellers. From School Library Journal PreSchool-K—A whimsical introduction to a family of monkeys. Full-bleed spreads show the animals in action, accompanied by a rhyming text in a large font and related facts in a smaller type. The illustrations, done in acrylic, watercolor crayon, and colored pencil and featuring the active animals against backdrops of lush greens, show the Howlers as they fly from broad green-leafed branch to branch, calling out so loudly the males "can be heard a mile away." "Woo-hoo-hoo!/AH-UH-OH!" ties the action together as a refrain. The illustrations support the introductory information about the Howlers, their calls, behavior, diet, and habitat, providing a comfortable slice of life for early literacy presentations. A fact page and map are more complex, yet will enhance a one-on-one experience.— Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist Eye-catching artwork, scientific facts, and playful rhymes make a fun combination in this lively picture book that introduces young children to howler monkeys. Dramatic, double-page spreads show the monkeys climbing through their forest habitats, and the mixed-media images in acrylic paint, watercolor, crayon, and colored pencil give the animals an almost strokable texture. One scenario shows tourists rushing away from a forest encounter, and a note explains how the monkeys mark and guard their territory: Howlers send a special message / Go, go go! Preschoolers will join in the repeated howler calls (Woo-hoo-hoo! / Ah-Uh-Oh!), as well the bouncing rhymes: Sister never waits / for breakfast, snack, or lunch. / She grabs a bunch of leaves / and gobbles—munch, munch, munch! Many kids will want to hear more about the fascinating, accessible zoological notes, printed in small type on each spread and extended in a final, long section. Preschool-Grade 2. --Hazel Rochman About the Author April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of dozens of books, including MEET THE HOWLERS!; TURTLE, TURTLE, WATCH OUT!; and ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in South Bend, Indiana.
Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches