Tuesday, February 9, 2016

This Librarian's Quick Picks: The Great Monkey Rescue

Great Monkey Rescue by Sandra Markle book coverThe Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
by Sandra Markle
Millbrook (Oct. 1, 2015)
Nonfiction

Summary:

Golden lion tamarins were once common in Brazilian forests. But years of deforestation caused their numbers to shrink. See how scientists and concerned citizens came together to rescue these remarkable monkeys from near extinction. 

Why You'll Love It:
  •  Markle clearly explains the work of several scientists and acknowledges the contributions of committed Brazilians and their government to save the species through reforestation.
  • Numerous photographs of the golden lion tamarins and the humans working to insure their survival introduce readers to the lives of these intriguing monkeys.
  • Readers gain insights into the research, hard work, and patience involved in conservation efforts while learning about a fascinating animal. 
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 3-6...and here's an activity from the publisher!

Great Monkey Rescue photography Sandra Markle nonfiction science

What Else You Should Read:

4 comments:

Michele Knott said...

I just read this at the start of the year. What a great book! Really loved all the features.

Linda B said...

I loved this book, filled with good information and so sympathetic to the tamarin's cause, along with saving other animals and their habitats, too. Thanks for highlighting those extra books, too.

Jane @ raincitylibrarian.wordpress.com said...

That face! I can't even handle that titled little head, it's just too cute! What a great way to pull kids in so you can share important facts with them. Great photography can be such a powerful tool to engage and excite young reader. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Brunelle said...

I love that cover image so much. We got this one a few weeks ago, but I haven't read it yet. I was intrigued by that fabulous face though.

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