100 Facts Monkeys and Apes is bursting with mind-blowing images, fun activities and exactly 100 awesome monkey facts for kids. Children will learn everything they need to know about primates.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Monkeys and Apes covers key topics about our closest animal relatives in interesting numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for children. Our monkey books for kids are great for school projects and homework.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Monkeys and Apes:
• Impressive skills such as communication and finding food
• Family life, strong personalities and human-like traits
• The primates that are most at risk and what we can do to help
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• Bushbabies have two tongues! When eating gum – a sticky substance made by trees – they use their teeth to scrape it off the bark. Then they wipe the gum off their teeth with their second tongue!
• Male hamadryas baboons have silver-white fur and thick manes, which led ancient Egyptians to believe they were sacred.
• Washoe was the first chimp to learn sign language. She could make hand signs for over 150 words, and even invented her own words, such as 'open-food-drink', which meant 'fridge'!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Quiz question: What is the name of the island where lemurs live?
• Primates use their hands just like humans. Find out just how useful your hands are by trying to pick up an apple from a bowl of water using just your mouth!
• Look in a mirror and try to make the chimp faces shown on this page.
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