There are more than 200 species of primates in the world. Going Ape!is a wonderful introduction to some of the most fascinating ones for children just discovering the world of animals. From Japan’s macaques to Africa’s gorillas, brilliant images and brief, informative text will capture the imagination of young children.
Eduardo Bustos|Lucho Rodriguez
About Eduardo Bustos
Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Eduardo Bustos has a degree in Biology. He has taught primary and secondary school, and in his spare time, he is a violin director for the Trío Aguaçero, which organizes musical classes for young children and teaches traditional music through riddles and rhymes. Many of the Trios’ songs have been published widely throughout Mexico.
About Lucho Rodriguez
Lucho Rodrìguez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, where he began a career in publicity and graphic design. Later, Rodrìguez studied design in New York and London. He has since received many awards for his advertising campaigns and for his children’s book illustration.
“Bustos offers simple facts about a variety of primates, from the well-known gorilla to the lesser-known De Brazza’s monkey. The format is visually appealing, with large close-ups of faces of the different apes on the recto, and one or two sentences and a smaller illustration of each one on the verso. The large faces in particular will draw young readers in, as they are presented with bold, graphic features and coloring that pops off the white backgrounds.” —School Library Journal
“… Bustos’ concise, eloquent descriptions tell just enough to pique the interest of younger children without becoming monotonous…. Rodriguez’s illustrations, reminiscent of Steve Jenkins’ works, are bright and colorful, and they pop off the page….” —Booklist
Going Ape! by Eduardo Bustos; illustrated by Lucho Rodriguez