Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mad About Monkeys by Owen Davey (Flying Eye Books)

Mad About Monkeys

Written and Illustrated by
Owen Davey

Published by 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)