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A troop of chimpanzees
Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, habitat, and individual and group behavior of the chimpanzee.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 1.0 68024.
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QL737.P96 S645 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL737.P96 S645 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Why do chimpanzees live in a troop? How do chimps talk to one another? What is grooming? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a Troop of Chimpanzees. Apes live in family groups called troops. Read this book to look at the fascinating life and habits of each member and to see how a troop of chimpanzees works.

Author Notes

Louise Spilsbury worked in educational publishing before becoming a freelance author. She has written or co-written over 200 nonfiction books for young people. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. These include books in the Tales of Invention series, Ice Age, and the Young Explorer series. She co-writes many of her books with her husband Richard Spilsbury.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Each book describes its respective animal and talks about how it gathers food, where it lives, and how it establishes its territory. Both discuss the hierarchies or "pecking order" within the groups, how the group nurtures its young, and how certain animals exhibit dominance or submission to others through displays or fighting. The advantages that the group provides for the animals within it are enumerated. Life cycles are also described. Both conclude with a page of additional facts. The large-type books are attractively illustrated with lots of full-color photographs.-Sally Bates Goodroe, formerly at Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.