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Mad about monkeys

Mad about monkeys

Davey, Owen; Davey, Owen

With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores the many different types of monkeys, providing all the facts you wanted to know and more

Book. English.
Published London: Flying Eye Books, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Owen Davey ; illustrated by Owen Davey
ISBN: 1909263575, 9781909263574
Intended audience: 5+. Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2. Juvenile.
Physical Description: 40 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm
Subject: Monkeys Pictorial works Juvenile literature.; Non-Fiction 5+.; Animals.

Author note

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.


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 monkeys—a delight.

Kirkus, Starred Review

A semi-irreverent tone and stylish images combine to create an arresting and informative guide to simian nature.

Publishers Weekly

Back cover copy


Have you ever wondered about our similan friends and what makes them so special?

With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores a myriad of monkeys, from the smallestPygmy Marmosetto the largestMandrill,and provides all the facts you wanted to know and more.