Thursday, June 4, 2015
Mad About Monkeys by Owen Davey (Flying Eye Books)
We have to admit it, we're mad about monkeys. We make a bee-line for the monkey sanctuaries in our local wildlife parks and never get tired of their crazy antics.
We're also mad about Owen Davey, he's one of our favourite illustrator-dudes and has put together an utterly glorious homage to monkeys, from Macaques to Marmosets, from snozzy-old Proboscis Monkeys to beardy little Capuchins, we love them all and it's clear that Owen does too.
A fun non-fiction book collecting all species together, and detailing amazing facts and figures about monkey species, we loved diving into this. Owen Davey's illustrative spreads are a real wow too...
By the end of our time reading this, we found out...
- Why some monkeys have bright red bottoms!
- How you can tell which monkey is the king of the swingers, the pack leader
- How some amazing species are developing tool making and tool using skills
- How one chilly monkey species found out that the local hot springs were GREAT to take a dip in (and now all the monkeys in the area follow suit!)
This is truly brilliant and fascinating stuff from Owen and Flying Eye books. Give your little monkeys a treat, and pick up this brilliant book!
Charlotte's best bit: Finding out that baby monkeys in one snowy mountainous region love making snowballs!
Daddy's Favourite bit: Utterly fascinating and fantastic monkey business from Owen. Sheer brilliance!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Flying Eye Books)