August 26, 2007

Monkeys II

monkey tree
For anyone who loves monkeys, here are some book suggestions.
Curious George books. We have several in the picture book section (J PIC REY)
Five little monkeys wash the car by Eileen Christelow (J PIC CHRISTE)
How Mr. Monkey saw the whole world by Walter Dean Myers (J PIC MYERS)
Ten naughty little monkeys by Suzanne Williams, illustrated by Suzanne Watts (J PIC WILLIAM)
I want my banana!= Je veux ma banane! by Mary Risk, pictures by Alex de Wolf, French story by Jacqueline Jansen (J PIC RISK)

Caps for sale : a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business told and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina and also Se venden gorras : la historia de un vendedor ambulante, unos monos y sus travesuras (both J PIC SLOBODK). For another version find The hatseller and the monkeys : a West African folktale retold and illustrated by Baba Wague Diakite (J 398.2 DIAKITE)

More monkey folktales:
So say the little monkeys by Nancy Van Laan, pictures by Yumi Heo (J 398.2 VANLAAN)
Monkey business stories from around the world by Shirley Climo, illustrated by Erik Brooks (J 398.24 CLIMO)

For older children:
The empress of Elsewhere : a novel by Theresa Nelson (J FIC NELSON)
and look for Muggle-Wump in some of Roald Dahl's books, Bandar-Log in the Jungle Book, Chee-Chee in the Dr. Doolittle books.

For adults:
Red earth and pouring rain : a novel by Vikram Chandra (FIC CHANDRA)

For everyone - from the Ming dynasty, 16th century, epic Journey to the west by Wu Cheng'en:
Adventures of Monkey King retold by R. L. Gao, illustrated by Marlys Johnson-Barton (J FIC WU)
and also The making of Monkey King retold by Robert Kraus and Debby Chen, illustrated by Wenhai Ma (J 895.1 KRAUS)

The Dewey number for nonfiction books about primates is 599.8. Unfortunately we haven't many books about monkeys, most of our books in that section are about apes.

At the zoo:
howler monkeys
golden lion tamarins

web cams:
snow monkeys clicking on various lines in the left column will change the image - experiment
marmosets click on open the callicam to start it up

Posted by library at August 26, 2007 12:48 PM
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