Mad About Monkeys (HB)

Author(s): Owen Davey

Non-fiction (children)

With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores the many different types of monkeys from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill, and provides all the facts you wanted to know and more. Discover where monkeys come from, how they swing from tree to tree, and why they fight and play with each other. After reading this beautifully illustrated book, you'll soon be raving mad about monkeys


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Tackling a topic as general as monkeys is a tall order for a picture book, but this one succeeds admirably. [] Davey keeps things lively by relating specific traits of various monkey species [] and these serve not only to pique readers' curiosity, but also to highlight the primates' diversity. The design of the book is stellar, interweaving text and stylized-but-accurate illustrations into a vibrant, cohesive whole that stands out for its appeal and clarity. A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeysa delight."Kirkus, Starred Review" A semi-irreverent tone and stylish images combine to create an arresting and informative guide to simian nature."Publishers Weekly" Full of bared fangs, long tails and witty descriptions, this elegant book is likely to commend itself even to readers a good deal older than those for whom it is designed."Wall Street Journal" Davey s striking illustrations and bold graphic design are the highlights of this compendium of facts about monkeys. He deftly draws on their varied and unusual physical features to produce eye-catching images that will attract browsers."School Library Journal" Owen Davey presents a stunning and richly informative primer on these marvelous primates. [] With art that calls to mind Charley Harper and the golden age of mid-century children s book illustration, Davey explores the glorious diversity of these weird and wonderful creatures, their sophisticated social life, and their elaborate communication style []"Brain Pickings" This nonfiction picture book colorfully and innovatively educates readers about various types of monkeys from around the world without being pedantic. Jazzy illustrations resembling a graphic arts styled poster accurately depict several species of monkeys. [...] helpful examples, guiding illustrations, and comical phrases like But why such colorful bums? I hear you ask will leave readers feeling like they are on a lively safari."OmniLibros""

Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class BA in Illustration from Falmouth University. Davey's work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), including picture books in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has worked for some impressive clients, including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange. This is his first book about monkeys.

General Fields

  • : 9781909263574
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : Flying Eye Books
  • : 0.444974
  • : June 2015
  • : 290mm X 230mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Owen Davey
  • : Hardback
  • : Owen Davey
  • : 40
  • : illustrations