The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees By Susan E. Quinlan

The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees

And Other Mysteries in Tropical Nature


Published by (2010-08-01)

NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book 

Why would several monkeys suddenly fall from the trees? How do tiny frogs make deadly poisons? Why are passionvines so difficult to find? These are some of the mysteries explored in this fascinating nonfiction picture book.

Why do certain plants harbor hordes of biting ants? What kind of creature pollinates an odd-looking flower?  Each of the eleven ecological mysteries in this book follow scientists as they track down clues, set up curious experiments, and ultimately discover some of the surprising and hidden connections that make tropical forests so fascinating—and so fragile. Carefully researched illustrations help readers visualize tropical forests, diverse plants and animals, and the details of each mystery.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 11.95 USD / 15.95 CAD
Published: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 9781590787755
Page Count: 172
Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4

"Outstanding science writing and impressive scholarship make this a first choice for science enthusiasts."—Kirkus Reviews

"Fascinating case studies in a style that conveys the thrill of the scientific chase."—School Library Journal

"[Students] will be intrigued and amazed."—Library Media Connection