The Frightful Proboscis Monkey
Nature's Freak Show: Ugly Beasts
Like humans, monkeys are primates and are often lively, engaging, and entertaining creatures. In their faces, we may often see some reflection of our own face. But the male proboscis monkey has a face that sets it apart. It's distinguished by its long, fleshy, pendulous nose. Readers of this fascinating volume will learn intriguing facts about these odd-looking animals, who are excellent swimmers with webbed fingers and toes. Age-appropriate text highlights important elementary science concepts, while vivid images, fact boxes, and a graphic organizer support the narrative.