Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey
  

Mad about Monkeys

Written by Owen Davey
Illustrated by Owen Davey

Synopsis

Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey

Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys! Haven't you ever wondered about our simian friends and wonder what makes them so special?

Reviews

A 2016 ALSC Notable Children's Book 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

diversity. The design of the book is stellar, interweaving text and stylized

I hear you ask will leave readers feeling like they are on a lively safari

curiosity, but also to highlight the primates

-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 Full of bared fangs, long tails and witty descriptions, this elegant book is likely to commend itself even to readers a good deal older than those for whom it is designed.--Wall Street Journal Davey's striking illustrations and bold graphic design are the highlights of this compendium of facts about monkeys. He deftly draws on their varied and unusual physical features to produce eye-catching images that will attract browsers.--School Library Journal Owen Davey presents a stunning and richly informative primer on these marvelous primates. [...] With art that calls to mind Charley Harper and the golden age of mid-century children's book illustration, Davey explores the glorious diversity of these weird and wonderful creatures, their sophisticated social life, and their elaborate communication style [...] --Brain Pickings This nonfiction picture book colorfully and innovatively educates readers about various types of monkeys from around the world without being pedantic. Jazzy illustrations resembling a graphic arts styled poster accurately depict several species of monkeys. [...] helpful examples, guiding illustrations, and comical phrases like 'But why such colorful bums?

.--OmniLibros A 2016 ALSC Notable Children's Book 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

diversity. The design of the book is stellar, interweaving text and stylized

curiosity, but also to highlight the primates

-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 monkeysa delight. Kirkus, Starred Review A semi-irreverent tone and stylish images combine to create an arresting and informative guide to simian nature. Publishers Weekly Full of bared fangs, long tails and witty descriptions, this elegant book is likely to commend itself even to readers a good deal older than those for whom it is designed. Wall Street Journal Davey s striking illustrations and bold graphic design are the highlights of this compendium of facts about monkeys. He deftly draws on their varied and unusual physical features to produce eye-catching images that will attract browsers. School Library Journal Owen Davey presents a stunning and richly informative primer on these marvelous primates. [] With art that calls to mind Charley Harper and the golden age of mid-century children s book illustration, Davey explores the glorious diversity of these weird and wonderful creatures, their sophisticated social life, and their elaborate communication style [] Brain Pickings This nonfiction picture book colorfully and innovatively educates readers about various types of monkeys from around the world without being pedantic. Jazzy illustrations resembling a graphic arts styled poster accurately depict several species of monkeys. [...] helpful examples, guiding illustrations, and comical phrases like But why such colorful bums? I hear you ask will leave readers feeling like they are on a lively safari. OmniLibros

About the Author

Owen Davey

Owen grew up near Brighton and recently graduated from University College Falmouth, gaining a First in Illustration. He describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colours.

Foxly's Feast is his debut picture book, and it has already been ‘Highly Commended’ by the 2009 Macmillan Children’s Book Prize (This is a prize for illustration students, previously won by Sara Fanelli and Lucy Cousins).

He is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Owen Davey
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Author's Website

owendavey.com/ABOUT-ME

Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2015

ISBN

9781909263574


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