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Top 50 Reasons to Care About Great Apes

Animals in Peril

Series: Top 50 Reasons to Care About Endangered Animals

By David Barker

Besides being well known for their humanlike looks and tree-climbing abilities, the great apes possess many other unique traits that make them special. Did you know chimpanzees use two stones as a hammer and anvil to crack nuts? Or that bonobos and chimps pout and grin to show their feelings? And the great apes can learn language! Read fifty fun facts about great apes that make these magnificent creatures worth saving from extinction and how you can help.

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Reviews

"The author provides easy-to-read information about the Great Apes of the world and why it is so important to know and protect them."

Children's Literature

"Nicely detailed and researched, well-organized book."

Richardson Independent School District, April 27, 2011

"David Barker is a thorough researcher who knows the language of children . . . definitely a choice for elementary and lower middle school students, and readers of all ages will enjoy the content and pictures!"

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2010

". . . this is a solid series, and students might be surprised to discover so many complex and varied reasons behind the struggle to save some of the planet's most at-risk creatures."

School Library Journal, April 2010

"Reluctant readers may be enticed by this series simply because of the great images. This set would make a substantial supplement to the science curriculum when studying endangered animals. Independent readers also will pick up individual books to read about animals in which they are interested."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2010

". . . the reader will be amazed at the myths dispelled and the knowledge gained."

Denton Independent School District, September 12, 2010

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