Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Primate School by Jennifer Keats Curtis

ISBN: 9781628555646, $9.95
About the book: Gorillas using iPads, lemurs finger painting, squirrel monkeys blowing bubbles...these primates are pretty smart! Could you make the grade in Primate School? Learn how diverse the primate family is, and some of the ways humans are teaching new skills to their primate cousins. Author Jennifer Keats Curtis is once again working with organizations across the country to share fun facts about primates through this photo journal.

Review: This is an interesting book packed with pictures of a plethora of primates from various parts of the World. Included in the pictures which will garner the interest of children is the story that includes bits and pieces of interesting facts about these intelligent animals.

While the pictures are excellent, the level of information and text seems a bit old for the K-3 grade child. Assuredly, with guidance, the precocious child will grasp much of the information afforded in this little book. Actually, it is a good book to have in the classroom or library at any elementary grade level because it is not a "cute" book, it is packed with information.

As usual with Arbordale books, the For Creative Minds pages at the back are packed with additional learning opportunities intended to stretch the mind and imagination of the child.

Author/illustrator: Award-winning nature author Jennifer Keats Curtis is frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. In addition to Kali's Story, the Animal Helpers series, Baby Owl’s Rescue, and Turtles In My Sandbox for Arbordale, some of her other recent titles include Seahorses, Osprey Adventure and Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale. Jennifer resides in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website at www.jenniferkeatscurtis.com.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Arbordale Publishing to facilitate this review.